The Innocents

De uskyldige

Director: Eskil Vogt
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, USA

2021 | 117 min. | Norwegian
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim Screenplay_ Eskil Vogt Camera_ Sturla Brandth Grøvlen Producer_ Maria Ekerhovd Copyright_ Capelight Pictures

When children discover they have supernatural powers, anger and curiosity become deadly weapons – a riveting mystery thriller that ventures into eerie territory.

Summer in Norway is endless, the children can escape their prefab high-risers for the surrounding forest. For Ida and her autistic older sister Anna, who have just moved into the area with their family, life begins anew in this microcosm. Together with the neighbor children Ben and Aisha, they discover strange, fascinating forces. They are connected to each other through their thoughts: Ben can move things without touching them, and Anna learns to speak again. Unbeknownst to their parents, the children experiment with their newfound powers and begin to cross boundaries – because guilt and innocence are concepts for adults.Presented by Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.

Director

Norwegian director and screenwriter Eskil Vogt, born in Oslo in 1974, made his feature debut in 2014 with 'Blind'. He regularly collaborates as a writer with his compatriot Joachim Trier, for example on 'Thelma' (2017) and 'The Worst Person in the World' (2021). 'The Innocents' is his second feature film.

Screenings

  • Friday 12.11.202121:30MannheimMAStadthaus
  • Sunday 14.11.202120:15HeidelbergHDLuxor 2 (Red)