Kids are capable of doing some horrific things.
We all know what nonsense we got up to as kids. Left to our devices on long summer days, we’d meet up with friends and get into some sort of trouble. Eskil Vogt, the Academy Award® nominated writer for The Worst Person In The World, taps into that childhood experience with his new film The Innocents.
The film follows four children who become friends during the summer holidays. 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.
Watch the full trailer for The Innocents now:
Vogt also wrote Thelma, a queer coming-of-age tale about a young woman with psychic powers. His works are emotionally complex and devastating, which only pumps up the excitement for The Innocents.
Rakel Lenora Fløttum, Alva Brynsmo Ramstad, Mina Yasmin Bremseth Asheim, and Sam Ashraf, star in the film.
The Innocents comes to theaters and VOD on May 13, 2022.