The Innocents (2022)

Director: Eskil Vogt Run Time: 117 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim, Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Sam Ashraf

Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian

About the film:

Premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Set during the summer at an apartment complex surrounded by an ominous, fairy-tale-like forest, The Innocents (2022) follows the sinister, increasingly alarming interactions of a group of prepubescent children. Four of these children become friends during the summer holidays, and out of sight of the adults they discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen.

About the filmmaker: 

Norwegian filmmaker Eskil Vogt works as a director and writer.  He is the writing partner of director Joachim Trier, The Worst Person in the World (2021), with whom he shared the nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Vogt made his feature film directorial debut with Blind (2014)for which he won the Sundance Screenwriting Award.

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