The Innocents (15)
Fri 20 May 2022 - Thu 26 May 2022
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
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Dir. Eskil Vog
2021 | 117 mins | Norway
Norwegian with English subtitles
Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Sam Ashraf
This beastly tale of supernatural gifts comes courtesy of writer and director Eskil Vogt (Blind, The Worst Person in the World and Oslo August 31).
Ida moves into a 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.
Levitating somewhere between the chilling Scandinavian horror of Let the Right One In, the work of John Wyndham and the ‘superpowers in the real world’ of Chronicle, this is a winning mix of arthouse and genre. The Innocents unfolds with unhurried naturalism, showing a real commitment to easing us into the choices fully developed characters make when faced with supernatural powers. It’s a confrontation with an unsentimental view of childhood, backed up by uncannily strong performances from its young cast.
★★★★★ – “The Innocents is a nightmare unfolding in cold, clear daylight” THE GUARDIAN
“Exceptional child performers and a superbly eerie yet gritty atmosphere distinguish this darkly satisfying art-house chiller” VARIETY
Start your day the Studio 74 way! Take advantage of our breakfast deal and enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 24 May.
Your ticket includes the film, a breakfast bap with locally sourced bacon or vegan sausages served in a pretzel bun as well as anything from our hot or soft drink selections.
The film will start at 10.45am, so please arrive by 10.15am to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy your breakfast before the film.