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Some people are calling Joachim Trier‘s “Thelma” his first foray into the horror genre. It is not. “Thelma” is actually an indescribable mix of genres: drama, thriller, family, horror, mystery, comedy and, yes, even supern…
You have to worry and wonder about the potentially troubled mind of Norwegian filmmaker Joaquim Trier and the mental illness issue that must have dogged his family. After all, every drama the helmer has crafted has featured a fragile psyche on the edge of collapse, and each one with authenticity so real it smacks of an autobiographical quality and experience you can’t fake. His arresting debut “Reprise” crackled with the ideas of youth on the verge of a nervous breakdown, “Oslo, August 31st” has been described as the coolest movie about being sad and “Louder Than Bombs” also features a central suicide that leaves a family wracked by grief and the unknowable pain of a loved one’s frayed mind. Continue reading ‘Thelma’: Joachim Trier Crafts An Arthouse Version Of ‘X-Men,’ Bergman & Stephen King [TIFF Review] at The Playlist.
“Stranger Things” and “It” have shown that the supernatural stories are back in vogue, even as touched as they are by a certain kind of nostalgia. However, Joachim Trier (“Reprise,” “Oslo August 31”) tries his hand at the genre in “Thelma,” without festooning his picture in ’80s ornaments, and the results looking positively charged. Continue reading ‘Thelma’ Trailer: Sensual, Supernatural Thriller Sends An Electric Charge at The Playlist.
We’ve been eagerly anticipating “Reprise” and “Oslo August 31” director Joachim Trier‘s new film “Thelma,” but it seems festival programmers are less enthused, at least overseas. The film wasn’t at Cannes, doesn’t seem like its going to Venice, and will instead debut at the Norwegian International Film Festival in August, before crossing the pond to TIFF. Perhaps it’s too genre-y for prestigious fest types, but whatever the reason, it hasn’t lessened our excitement for the picture. Continue reading New ‘Thelma’ Trailer Unleashes The Supernatural Power Of Joachim Trier’s Latest Movie at The Playlist.
Nearly a decade spanned between Joachim Trier‘s debut feature “Reprise” and last year’s “Louder Than Bombs,” but the good news is he’s picking up the pace. The Norwegian filmmaker has his next film ready to go, “Thelma,” and it sounds like fascinating new direction for the director who until know has focused on intimate character dramas. Starring Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vanessa Borgli, Ingrid Giæver, Anders Mossling, Jonas Jörgensen, Steinar Klouman Hallert, Grethe Eltervåg, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Oskar Pask, Ludvig Algeback, Vidar Fransson, and Ian Twedmark, the supernatural thriller follows a young woman who suddenly discovers she has terrifying, mysterious powers after she falls in love. Continue reading First Trailer For Joachim Trier’s Supernatural Thriller ‘Thelma’ at The Playlist.
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It is, how shall we put this, not a huge week for new releases, and the movie news cycle seems to be taking a little bit of a breather in between TIFF and the New York Film Festival. So we thought we’d take this opportunity to attempt a more ambitious, wide-ranging week-long feature, and one that we’ve been batting around internally for a while now — our official and definitive and unimpeachably correct (!!) ranking of the 100 currently working filmmakers we’re most excited about. Continue reading The 100 Best And Most Exciting Directors Working Today at The Playlist.