The Innocents15

Directed by Eskil Vogt | Norway | 2021 | 1h 57m | Norwegian w/ English subtitles | Starring Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

During the bright Nordic summer, four children become close friends and discover that they have mysterious hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play soon takes a dark turn. The pains of growing up is given a disturbing and atmospheric perspective in this spine-chilling Norwegian horror.

Reviews

‘The Innocents is a nightmare unfolding in cold, clear daylight.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Harnesses the terrifying malice of bored kids and blurs the line between social drama and out-and-out horror.’
★★★★
Wendy Ide, The Observer

Warning: contains scenes of animal cruelty. No animals were harmed in the making of this film.

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We showed The Innocents between June 17, 2022 and June 23, 2022.

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