Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Innocents
(De uskyldige)

Year: 2022
Country: NORWAY
Language: Norwegian
Run Time: 117 minutes

The Innocents
The Innocents
The Innocents
The Innocents
The Innocents

There’s an unsettling side to Ida, who dabbles in harming animals, and her autistic sister Anna. Often tasked with watching Anna while their parents settle into the family’s new apartment, Ida soon befriends loner Ben, while she leaves Anna to play in the sandbox with young Aisha. When Ida and Anna discover Ben’s budding telekinesis and Aisha’s empathic telepathy abilities, the four unlikely friends spend their summer days together testing these powers. But what begins as trivial stunts—moving small rocks or reading each other’s harmless thoughts—quickly progresses into deeds far more menacing. As the children’s abilities grow stronger and they discover not everyone is using their powers for good, playtime morphs into a battle of the minds for the sake of their survival. A chilling, twisted thriller determined to leave audiences crawling out of their skin, THE INNOCENTS unleashes jaw-dropping plotlines of morbid ambitions and the unexpected powers that are struggling to overthrow them. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Allen Theatre

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 4:50 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 9:45 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

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Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director of Photography
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

Director

Director
Eskil Vogt

Producer
Maria Ekerhovd

Screenwriting
Eskil Vogt

Editing
Jens Christian Fodstad

Principal Cast
Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim, Morten Svartveit, Sam Ashraf, Ellen Dorrit Pedersen

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