The Innocents

Showings

Apollo Cinema Fri, May 20 4:00 PM
Apollo Cinema Sat, May 21 1:30 PM
Apollo Cinema Sun, May 22 4:30 PM
Apollo Cinema Wed, May 25 9:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2021
Genre:Thriller
Horror
Drama
Production Country:Denmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden
Original Language:Norwegian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Eskil Vogt
Cast:Rakel Lenora Fløttum
Alva Brynsmo Ramstad
Sam Ashraf
Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim
Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Description

The lonely, uncanny and sometimes unthinkingly violent world of childhood is explored with chilling candor and exceptional skill in this chilling Nordic supernatural thriller from the cowriter of "The Worst Person in the World." Set during the summer at an apartment complex surrounded by an ominous, fairy-tale-like forest, the film follows the sinister, increasingly alarming interactions of a group of prepubescent children: Ida (Rakel Lenora Fløttum), feeling ignored next to her autistic older sister Anna (Alva Brynsmo Ramstad); the bullied Ben (Sam Ashraf); and the angelic Aisha (Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim), who appears to communicate telepathically—and feel through—the nonverbal Anna. With unforgettable, dark images and fleet visual storytelling, Vogt’s film pushes the “evil children” subgenre into more philosophical territory, creating a morally askew universe controlled by a child’s primitive understanding of the world.