Thelma grew up with zealous religious parents in a small village on the Norwegian west coast. When she moves to Oslo to study, a whole new world opens up and she discovers that she has feelings for her friend Anja. After a while she starts to have recurrent epilepsy-like seizures, and slowly dark memories of the past begin to surface. Helena Lindblad writes in Dagens Nyheter: “I have a weakness for psychological horror-mysteries that goes far into the dark depths of the soul and faith. Trier does it with a perfect mix of diabolic and social realism”. Thelma was Norway's Oscar nomination for Best foreign film.