There's a tug and pull between legalism, oppression, abuse, and then grace, yearning, and freedom—and it's constant throughout.
A tragically overlooked film, The Innocents immerses you in characters that are actually complex, with a storyline that beckons you along. What to do when religious confines and external circumstances conflict? What to do with shame, confusion, doubt, and even hope?
This film reveals that sometimes the gentle spirit comes from somewhere you did not expect. And sometimes what seems to be true isn't all that true or even good.
I was surprised at this film, I must say. While there are obvious comparions to Ida, it held its own—it was interesting, never dull, and so richly unique and complex. And perhaps…