Innocence 2004 Ages 18+
7.30PM Wed 18 Apr 2018
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
At the heart of a densely wooded forest lies a mysterious girls' boarding school, cut off from the outside world by a great wall with no door. Within, a group of youngsters aged between seven and twelve gather round a small coffin, from which emerges a new pupil, six-year-old Iris... Haunting and bizarre, filmmaker Lucile Hadžihalilović imbues Innocence with a fairytale-like sense of menace and images of surreal beauty, creating a mesmerising and timeless evocation of childhood.
16MM TRANSFERRED TO 35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 122 MINUTES, BELGIUM/FRANCE/UNITED KINGDOM/JAPAN, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: LUCILE HADŽIHALILOVIĆ / BASED ON THE NOVELLA 'MINE-HAHA, OR ON THE BODILY EDUCATION OF YOUNG GIRLS' (1903) BY FRANK WEDEKIND / CINEMATOGRAPHER: BENOÎT DEBIE / EDITOR: ADAM FINCH / PRODUCTION DESIGNER: ARNAUD DE MOLERON / MUSIC: RICHARD COOKE / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MARS DISTRIBUTION