The Innocents (2021)

The Innocents.

The Innocents follows a group of children during one Nordic summer where they reveal to each other (when the parents aren’t looking) that they have superpowers and of course things aren’t always rainbows and sunshine with superpowered kids.

First, I want to say wow, I mean Eskil Vogt is just wow. The Innocents is filled with so much tension and ominous energy that just keeps you on the edge of your freaking seat.

The Innocents shows the consequences of young children gaining powers, it highlights this in an intense and psychological way. We find ourselves trying to figure out who will be the hero and who will be the villain.

The world is rich and doesn’t complicate itself with too much complexity and what not about the origin of the kids’ powers, rather the films complexities come from how it explores the environment these children are brought up in.

The cinematography is really wonderful, and it strikes a lovely tone and balance between the summertime and ambiguity. Overall, at the end of the film I was left feeling satisfied but there was still some haunting chilling feeling lingering in the background.