The Innocents

Jack Clayton · 1961
100min · 4K DCP
  • Saturday, Oct 14, 2023, 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Oct 15, 2023, 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023, 7:00pm

This genuinely frightening, exquisitely made supernatural gothic stars Deborah Kerr as an emotionally fragile governess who comes to suspect that there is something very, very wrong with her precocious new charges. A psychosexually intensified adaptation of Henry James’s classic "The Turn of the Screw", cowritten by Truman Capote and directed by Jack Clayton, THE INNOCENTS is a triumph of narrative economy and technical expressiveness, from its chilling sound design to the stygian depths of its widescreen cinematography by Freddie Francis.

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“You can watch The Innocents twice and walk away with different conclusions. Psychological horrors have imitated its ambiguous ending ever since. Few have pulled it off half as creepily.” Cath Clarke, Time Out

“If you’ve never seen Jack Clayton’s 1961 adaptation of Henry James’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’, hurl yourself into a cinema ASAP.” Charlotte O’Sullivan, The London Evening Standard