The shiny new trailer for writer/director Joachim Trier’s latest is worthy for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s a stunning, haunting trailer that seems to hint at a supernatural coming of age story. But perhaps even more intriguing is that it was just announced as Norway’s official Oscar® entry for Best Foreign Language Film.

Starring Eili Harboe, Okay Kaya, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Thelma will be making its way to theaters on November 10, just in time for the Oscar race. Before smashing into theaters, though, the supernatural thriller will make appearances at TIFF, Fantastic Fest, and the New York Film Festival.

Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.