Watched Jul 04, 2012
Fantasy films are very rare. They are almost never made. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer - these could all be called works of fantasy, but they aren't. They play within set mythologies, with pre-established laws. This doesn't make them bad - it doesn't even make them unoriginal. It just bars them from being fantasy in the purest sense.
Innocence is a fantasy film. It's magical, other-worldly, surreal. Its forestry and its hallways cannot be real. A bold atmosphere of oneirism filters whatever story exists within its frames. Every shot is metaphorical, every close up candid, and it makes every effort to dodge subtlety and effuse an innocent lens.
I won't make any friends by giving it a 5/5. It's no matter, it is rated as perfect for two reasons. The first is that I don't see any way it could be improved upon for what it is. The second is that if it were possible to be improved, I wouldn't want to see a single change or edit made to it.