Inocente (Mini Review)
Inocente (2012). Directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix.
Inocente is a heartwarming portrait of a 15-year-old girl from San Diego that is determined to succeed as an artist despite several obstacles in her way. Inocente has been homeless for the last nine years and kept this a secret from her classmates. Despite an abusive father and an alcoholic mother, she’s managed to stay in school and develop her artistic skills.
Based on what she’s been through you would expect her art to be much darker but it is full of energy, bright colour and hope. The film is emotional and at times I found myself fighting back tears more than once. Inocente is inspiring, beautifully shot and sure to impress you on some level.
Films are rated from 1 to 4 stars.
Posted in Hot Docs at 9:25 PM