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The Innocents

classified 15 S
Film

Fri 20 - Thu 26 May

Director
Eskil Vogt
Cast
Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf
Details
117 mins, Subtitled, 2021, Norway
Primary language
Norwegian

Eskil Vogt’s (Blind) chilling Nordic supernatural thriller, about a group of children who secretly discover that they share dark and mysterious powers, is a strong contender for genre film of the year.

Ida moves into a Norwegian housing block with her autistic elder sister Anna and becomes fast friends with Ben and Aisha. The four children roam in the hills near the estate, discovering that Ben can move objects with his mind. In time, a psychic bond develops between them, but their new gifts ask them to walk a line between good and evil…

Shot mostly from the perspectives of the children, The Innocents cares less about how the childrens’ dark, secret abilities affect the terrified adults than how pre-adolescent personalities can be warped by barely understood powers. Genuinely disturbing (cat lovers be warned) and deliberately paced, it’s a confrontation with an unsentimental view of childhood, backed up by uncannily strong performances from its young cast.

  • There will be a Cinébabies screening (for parents/carers of babies under 12 months) of The Innocents on Tue 24 May at 11:00.
  • Screenings of The Innocents on Wed 25 May are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

AD
Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed