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IFC Midnight Offers Up a Generation of Innocents

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So what if the New Mutants didn’t get stuck in development hell for years, met producers and distributors who were interested in steering into the horror rather than away from it. You might end up with IFC Midnight’s newest release The Innocents.

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Plot Summary

The Innocents 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 new found abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen.

Director Bio

Eskil Vogtis an Academy Award® nominated writer for The Worst Person in the World(2021)and directing graduate from La Fémis in Paris, the National French Film School. His directing debut Blind premiered at Sundance in 2014 where it won him The World Cinema Screenwriting Award before going on to win more than 20 international awards including the European Cinema Label Best Film Award at the Panorama Section at the Berlin Film Festival. In Norway the film won him national film awards for writing and directing as well as the Critics’ Prize for film of the year. Vogt also has a longstanding and close collaboration with Joachim Trier including the scripts for the features Reprise(2006),Oslo, August 31st(2011),Louder than Bombs(2015),Thelma(2017) and The Worst Person in the World(2021). All their films have premiered at A-list festivals to critical acclaim and achieved wide international distribution, establishing Eskil and Joachim internationally as Norway’s most revered and successful filmmaking talent

Date of Release

In Select Theaters and Everywhere You Rent Movies on May 13, 2022