Film Screening 20th July, 2023

The Innocent (L'innocent) 

7:30 PM, 20th July, 2023

  • M
  • 99 mins
  • 2022
  • Louis Garrel
  • Louis Garrel, Anouk Grinberg, Noémie Merlant, Roschdy Zem

In Lyon, France, widowed Abel (Louis Garrel) learns that his impulsive mother (Anouk Grinberg) is once again re-marrying – this time to Michel (Roschdy Zem), an inmate she met whilst teaching prison theatre classes. Doubtful that the convicted burglar is capable of turning over a new leaf, Abel begins tailing his new would-be-stepfather upon his release from prison, only to find himself embroiled in an elaborate heist.

To say more would spoil the delights of this joyful homage to the French New Wave’s great crime capers. Nominated in 11 categories at this year’s Cesar awards, the local equivalent of the Oscars, this quintessentially French comedy delivers is a delirious mix of comedy, romance, suspense and action.