1 hours 57 minutes | Rated R16 (Animal cruelty, violence, cruelty & content that may disturb)
During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking. In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.
uses its genre frame to show the connectedness, curiosity and cruelty of its young characters, and also asks whether the inevitable loss of innocence at this age is a slate that can ever simply be cleaned. Sight & Sound
Vogt has crafted a kind of extreme fairytale on the nature of being different, shorn of tidy lessons or happy endings – which may just be beginnings anyway. Film of the Week
The lonely, uncanny and sometimes unthinkingly violent world of childhood is explored with chilling candor and exceptional skill in writer-director Eskil Vogt’s arthouse horror feature The Innocents. Hollywood Reporter
This superior chiller is both a satisfying genre exercise and a minute observation of the process by which young children acquire morality… Variety
A clever, engaging and often electrifying feature which straddles suspense and the arthouse in a tight and satisfying way. Screen International