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Innocence (2004)

Dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic, French, France

Sun 16 February 2014 // 19:30 / Cinema

Behind a wall with no gate, in the middle of a lamp lit forest exists a boarding school that prepares young girls for their future in a manner they don't truly understand in this surreal drama laced with fantasy. Handpicked for the school and taken away from their families at a young age, each girl's age and place in the school's hierarchy is identified by the color of ribbon they wear in their hair. 

Each evening, the older girls are taken away to a different program they are not allowed to discuss, and the students get the impression that they are somehow being trained for future responsibilities.