Innocents

A young Malay girl befriends an ostracized Chinese boy and embarks on a quest for independence to protect their secret and fragile world. In the monsoon season of 1980s Singapore, Syafiqah enters a harsh institution where she befriends an ostracized boy, Huat. Misunderstood and bullied, they while away the afternoons in the giant storm drains behind their school, carving out a fragile world of fantasy. But as the rains intensify, a vow of secrecy forces her to embark on a quest of independence well beyond her years. With its sensitive imagery and honest performances, this delicate coming of age film recalls memories of childhood within a swiftly evolving city-state.