“A clever, engaging and often electrifying feature” (ScreenDaily) — On May 11, see the gripping new supernatural arthouse thriller The Innocents /De uskyldige (dir. Eskil Vogt, Norway, 2021) at Scandinavia House! A pre-recorded film Q&A with Eskil Vogt follows the screening.
During the bright Nordic summer, four children meet on a Norwegian estate and begin to play together away from the gaze of grown-ups, revealing their dark and mysterious powers to one another. When they find that their abilities of telepathy, telekinesis and mind control are enhanced by one another, a secret and magical world opens up. But when this gives way to more sadistic impulses, playtime takes a dangerous turn. (117 min. In Norwegian with English subtitles)
“Emil Vogt invents a new game with The Innocents, and there’s nothing childish about this play”—ScreenDaily
This screening will take place in Victor Borge Hall; attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here. ASF is committed to providing an environment free from harassment or discrimination in the treatment of individuals and does not permit harassment or discrimination in any forms (whether racial, sexual, religious, orientation or others) within our building. Any visitors who do not abide by these policies will be required to leave. Read our our Non-Discrimination Policy here.
Special thanks to IFC Films.
About the Director
Eskil Vogt is a directing graduate from one of Europe’s most prestigious film schools, La Fémis in Paris. He has directed several award-winning short films, among them Une étreinte (An Embrace), which was nominated for a European Film Award and Les étrangers (The Strangers), which won the Grand Prix du Jury at the Premiers Plans festival in Angers.
Vogt has also had a successful screenwriting career, working closely with Joachim Trier, including the two features, Reprise in 2006 and Oslo, August 31st. Vogt’s most recent work as a director was for the groundbreaking, darkly comic and award-winning Norwegian TV-series “Uti Vår Hage.”