THE INNOCENCE

Title: THE INNOCENCE
Genre: Dramatic Comedy, Coming of Age
Running time: 92'
Language(s): Catalan
Status: Completed
Year: 2019
Director(s): Lucia Alemany
Screenplay: Lucia Alemany, Laia Soler
Producer(s): Lina Badenes, Belen Sanchez, Juan Gordon
Cast: Carmen Arrufat, Laia Marull, Sergi Lopez, Joel Bosqued

Synopsis

Lis is a teenage girl whose dream is to become a circus artist and leave the small village she calls her hometown, although she knows that doing so will imply a bitter confrontation with her parents.

It's summertime and Lis spends her days hanging out on the village streets with her friends and flirting with her boyfriend, Nestor, who is a few years older than her. The lack of privacy and endless gossiping among the neighbors compel Lis to keep her relationship with Nestor a secret to ensure that her parents don’t find out. When the idyllic summer comes to an end, Lis will have to fight to secure her independence and overcome the challenges that adulthood brings.

Critics reviews

“The film surprises with its freshness, realism, brightness and the outstanding work of its cast.” LA VANGUARDIA

“A fresh and honest film.” ELDIARIO.ES

“The events that take place are not extraordinary and yet the film so perfectly captures that rural, festive mood, that it sends a series of shockwaves down the audience's spine as they become fully immersed in the small, grand drama that's playing out in front of them. It sounds simple, but what “The Innocence” achieves is the mark of truly great cinema.” ABC

“This is a model coming-of-age movie […] that portrays one decisive summer in the life of teenage Lis. Its realism and truth are second to none.” LA RAZÓN

“The director transmits a wonderful sense of freshness in this film that is neither too much, nor too little. With her portrayal of the twists and turns of teenage life, at a time where the decisions we make will form us as adults, she has hit the nail on the head.” EL CONFIDENCIAL

“Everything has been done honestly, thoughtfully and in good taste.” FOTOGRAMAS

News

4th Sep 2019 - By John Hopewell - Variety

Toronto: Filmax Acquires Lucia Alemany’s ‘The Innocence’ (Exclusive)... (Read more)

Sinopsis

Lis is a teenage girl whose dream is to become a circus artist and leave the small village she calls her hometown, although she knows that doing so will imply a bitter confrontation with her parents.

It's summertime and Lis spends her days hanging out on the village streets with her friends and flirting with her boyfriend, Nestor, who is a few years older than her. The lack of privacy and endless gossiping among the neighbors compel Lis to keep her relationship with Nestor a secret to ensure that her parents don’t find out. When the idyllic summer comes to an end, Lis will have to fight to secure her independence and overcome the challenges that adulthood brings.

Critics reviews

“The film surprises with its freshness, realism, brightness and the outstanding work of its cast.” LA VANGUARDIA

“A fresh and honest film.” ELDIARIO.ES

“The events that take place are not extraordinary and yet the film so perfectly captures that rural, festive mood, that it sends a series of shockwaves down the audience's spine as they become fully immersed in the small, grand drama that's playing out in front of them. It sounds simple, but what “The Innocence” achieves is the mark of truly great cinema.” ABC

“This is a model coming-of-age movie […] that portrays one decisive summer in the life of teenage Lis. Its realism and truth are second to none.” LA RAZÓN

“The director transmits a wonderful sense of freshness in this film that is neither too much, nor too little. With her portrayal of the twists and turns of teenage life, at a time where the decisions we make will form us as adults, she has hit the nail on the head.” EL CONFIDENCIAL

“Everything has been done honestly, thoughtfully and in good taste.” FOTOGRAMAS

News

4th Sep 2019 - By John Hopewell - Variety

Toronto: Filmax Acquires Lucia Alemany’s ‘The Innocence’ (Exclusive)... (Read more)

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