"Thelma focuses on a timid young woman who leaves her rural home to study in Oslo. There she finds love for the first time. But her relationship is complicated by her family's oppressive meddling, their seemingly fundamentalist religious beliefs, and, possibly, her unique ability to shape and affect her environment. When Thelma is upset or agitated, strange things seem to happen.
Thelma creates a world that is at once bright, nauseatingly oppressive, and potentially supernatural. The explanation for these unusual events favoured by Thelma's parents flies in the face of rational thought. Mother Unni seems capable of controlling Thelma even though she's hours away, while Father Trond looks at Thelma with undisguised fear and contempt."