The Innocent


Date & Time: Thursday 9th at 8:30pm

Location & Tickets: The Gate Cinema

Details: Louis Garrel / France / 2022 / 99 mins

Starring: Roschdy Zem, Anouk Grinberg, Noémie Merlant, Louis Garrel

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Synopsis: When Abel (played by Garrel) learns that his mother is about to marry a man in prison he panics. Paranoid and lost, with the help of his friend Clémence, Abel does everything he can to try to protect his mother. However, an encounter with his new stepfather will change the course of events.

Through this story about characters who, for different reasons, are trying to rebuild their lives, Garrel creates a story that, above all, is a story about the search for love and the price of that love. How far are we willing to go for love?

“Actor/director Louis Garrel’s heist film The Innocent is flat out entertaining. It hits all of the familiar beats of a romantic dark comedy, but it’s the witty, sarcastic dialogue that carries the entire establishing arc all the way to the end.” – Deadline.

“An entertaining yet moving film, told with simplicity and grace” – Cineuropa.

Nominated for eleven César Awards, 2023 including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor.