The Innocents follows four children who become friends during the summer holidays. Out of the adults’ sight, they discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen.
“It started a result of having kids of my own and being a witness to their fumbling attempts to make sense of the world. That sure triggered some of my childhood memories. Not important memories, just random memories, and I realized how radically different you were as a kid, how strongly you felt, and how open you were, and even how you experience time in a different way. I tried to get into that space again. It was also the fascination you have when you observe your kids, especially when they don’t know you’re there. Like you’re going to school to pick them up, and you see them before they see you, and they’re not like they are with you, they have a secret life. I felt that was an exciting space to be in.”