During a bright Norwegian summer at a nondescript housing complex, a group of young children become friends while playing in the communal playground. Nine year old Ida is delighted when Ben, a lonely boy her age, demonstrates his powers of telekinesis. Another girl, Aisha, can read minds and soon the three of them are honing their supernatural skills unbeknown to their parents. As they become more powerful, their play takes a malevolent turn. Creepy, atmospheric and chilling, with superb performances from the young cast, The Innocents explores the sometimes dark world of childhood.

This film contains scenes of strong bloody violence, and animal cruelty.

The first screening of The Innocents is part of Day of the Dead is on 6 November at Vue in The Light and you can buy a DOTD pass for the whole day: individual tickets are available for repeats of the DOTD films after 6 November and you can also view them for a limited time on Leeds Film Player.

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Also online on Leeds Film Player

The Innocents film poster