The Innocent 

From Fri 25 Aug to Thu 07 Sep
New Releases

Joyfully paying homage to the great crime capers of the French New Wave, and partly inspired by events from his own life, Louis Garrel’s witty and beautifully constructed film is a delirious mix of comedy, romance, suspense and action, with several twists too good to spoil.  

Lyon, present day: When widowed marine biologist Abel learns that his impulsive mother Sylvie (Anouk Grinberg) is once again re-marrying – this time to an inmate she met whilst teaching theatre in prison – he’s more than uncomfortable. Doubting that convicted burglar Michel (Roschdy Zem) is capable of staying out of trouble, Abel’s protective streak kicks in, and with the help of his best friend Clémence (Noémie Merlant), he begins tailing his new stepfather’s movements…

Special Screenings

On 25 August, the 18.00 screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Louis Garrel, who will also introduce the 20.40 screening.