Confused yet curious, six-year-old Iris is taken in hand by Bianca, the leader of a group of girls who live in one of five houses that make up a kind of boarding school. The only adults are old servants and two authoritarian teachers. Obedience is paramount. Those caught trying to escape are either swallowed up by the horrors of the outside world or condemned to serve the other girls within the school walls for the rest of their lives. The girls suffer various indignities of school life, longing to get outside. However, the eldest girls disappear each night for several hours under orders not to reveal their whereabouts to the others. In the end, we learn how these girls step into adulthood in this familiar, but clearly alternate, universe. –inbaseline.com
Lucile Hadzihalilovic (1961 – ) is a French filmmaker. She became the first woman to win the Stockholm International Film Festivals annual Bronze Horse award for best film for her 2004 film Innocence.
Hadzihalilovic was born in Lyon in 1961 to Bosnian immigrant parents. She studied filmmaking at the Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques in Paris. She has worked as an editor of documentaries and features, and is a longtime collaborator with her husband Gaspar Noé, serving as a producer and editor of his short Carne (1991) and feature I Stand Alone (1998).
Innocence is her second film, following 1996’s La Bouche de Jean-Pierre, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. —Wikipedia
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