The lonely, uncanny and sometimes unthinkingly violent world of childhood is explored with chilling candour and exceptional skill in writer-director Eskil Vogt’s arthouse horror feature.
A group of children gain uncanny powers including telekinesis and the ability to hear other people’s thoughts.
Ida’s friendship with Ben threatens the stability of the group. As the tension escalates and the stakes get higher, with gruesome consequences for several of the principles, Vogt keeps the focus tight on the children throughout, which somehow punches up the sense of dread.
Chilling and deeply unsettling.