Jack Clayton, The Innocents, 1961 (still); photo: courtesy Photofest
Film

The Innocents

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Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

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Based on Henry James’s 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw, The Innocents is a piercing psychological thriller that follows a governess (Deborah Kerr) as she begins to suspect the children in her care are possessed. Co-written by Truman Capote, the film is chilling and claustrophobic as it explores the power of imagination, fear, and what might be lurking behind an innocent smile.


Film Details

Director: Jack Clayton

Year: 1961

Running time: 99 minutes

Country: UK

Language: English

Format: 35mm

Screens courtesy: British Film Institute

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