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A poster and trailer have arrived online for director Patricia Rozema’s upcoming drama Into the Forest, whcih is based on the novel of the same name by Jean Hegland and stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood; take a look below…
Set in the near future, this riveting and suspenseful apocalyptic drama follows two sisters, Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) who live in the Pacific Northwest with their kindly father, Robert. Nell is focused on her studies and Eva is training to be a dancer, but their peaceful lives are disrupted one day by what turns out to be a continent-wide blackout. Whereas at first the family bond together and try to make the most of their difficult circumstances, as time gone on, the challenges become more serious. In the wake of a shocking and violent confrontation that Robert has with a menacing passerby, the sisters »
- Amie Cranswick
DirecTV and A24 will release the near-future drama Into the Forest, starring Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund and Wendy Crewson this summer. DirectTv will have an exclusive window starting June 23 while the theatrical run begins July 29. Into the Forest follows the story of two sisters (Page and Wood) who struggle to survive in a remote country house after a continent-wide power outage. —————- Into The Forest —————- Release: Available exclusively on DirecTV June 23, opens in theaters July 29 Director: Patricia Rozema Written by: Patricia Rozema (screenplay), Jean Hegland (novel) Cast: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund, and Wendy Crewson Produced by: Niv Fichman, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Ellen Page Runtime: 101 minutes Rating: R Synopsis: Set in the near future, this riveting and suspenseful apocalyptic drama follows two sisters, Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) who live »
- ComicMix Staff
"This is all we have..." "We have each other." A24 has revealed the first official trailer for a post-apocalyptic survival thriller (we seem to be getting a lot of these recently) called Into the Forest, which premiered at the Toronto and Vancouver Film Festivals late last year. Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood star as two women living in a remote ancient forest when the world goes crazy all around them. There's kind of a The Road vibe to this, but it's much more about hope and sticking together to survive. The full cast includes Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund and Wendy Crewson. Check this out below. Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Patricia Rozema's Into the Forest, direct from YouTube: In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. »
- Alex Billington
Set in the near future, this riveting and suspenseful apocalyptic drama follows two sisters, Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood) who live in the Pacific Northwest with their kindly father, Robert. Nell is focused on her studies and Eva is training to be a dancer, but their peaceful lives are disrupted one day by what turns out to be a continent-wide blackout.
Whereas at first the family bond together and try to make the most of their difficult circumstances, as time gone on, the challenges become more serious. In the wake of a shocking and violent confrontation that Robert has with a menacing passerby, the sisters must work together in order to survive in their increasingly treacherous new world. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will go "Into the Forest" this summer in Patricia Rozema's thriller about two sisters struggling to survive a continent-wide power outage. The film's first trailer and poster hint at the dangers lurking from without — and potentially within as well. Read More: Why Ellen Page and Ian Daniel Traveled the World For 'Gaycation,' But Ended Things In America The new footage is intentionally vague in terms of specific plot details, making it clear that the siblings face an existential threat on their Pacific Northwest homestead but keeping us guessing as to exactly what that danger entails. Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund and Wendy Crewson all co-star in Rozema's adaptation of Jean Hegland's 1996 novel of the same name. Read More: A24 Acquires Ellen Page Apocalypse Drama 'Into the Forest' Rozema previously directed such films as "Mansfield Park" and "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. »
- Michael Nordine
Earlier this week, You’re Next creators Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett premiered the first trailer for The Woods, a low-key psychological thriller poised to put a new twist on a hackneyed formula with frenetic camerawork and a chilling soundtrack. And if that wasn’t proof (hope?) that there’s still life in the backwoods horror genre, then A24 has unveiled our first look at Patricia Rozema’s gut-wrenching survival tale, Into the Forest.
Upholding tradition by rooting its story in the back end of beyond, Rozema’s film looks set to be a much more focused, heartfelt affair, orbiting around the harrowing journey of two sisters – passionately brought to life by Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood – who discover that the end of days is upon them. Struggling to find food, water and any semblance of safety, Into The Forest is as much about what happens when the pillars »
- Michael Briers
Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, Patricia Rozema‘s Into the Forest follows Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood as two sisters who struggle to survive in a remote country house after a continent-wide power outage. Picked up by A24 following the premiere, the adaptation of the Jean Hegland novel will now arrive this summer and the first trailer has landed today.
We said in our review from Tiff, “Half inspiring narrative of mankind’s perseverance, watching these girls teach themselves about nature and how to stay alive while severed from civilization is just that. The experience is tense, since we know this can’t be everything the story holds for us. They cannot live free from the violence and aggression we know simmers outside their forest surroundings with order thrown out the window. It’s not like no one knows where they are or that their »
- Jordan Raup
This weekend New Yorkers will have a change to dive into a selection of the best recent Canadian cinema thanks to a showcase created by Tiff and Telefilm Canada appropriately called "See the North." On April 1, 2 and 3 2016, audiences at the IFC Center in New York City will be treated to this curated program of Canada’s finest creative talent, with directors in attendance for intros and Q+A’s.
Here is the full lineup:
"Closet Monster" – Ontario/Newfoundland
A film by Stephen Dunn
U.S. Distributor: Strand Releasing
Screening: 4/1 at 9:30pm with intro and Q + A from director Stephen Dunn
Canada Goose Award for Best Canadian Feature Film, 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
An East Coast teenager and aspiring special-effects makeup artist (Connor Jessup, Blackbird, 2012 Tiff Rising Star) struggles with both his sexuality and his fear of his macho father, in this imaginative twist on the coming-of-age tale from first-time feature director Stephen Dunn.
"The Demons" (Les démons) – Quebec
A film by Philippe Lesage
Sales Agent: FunFilm Distribution
Screening: 4/2 at 9:30pm with intro and Q + A with director Philippe Lesage
While Montreal is in the throes of a string of kidnappings targeting young boys, 10-year-old Felix is finishing his school year in the seemingly quiet suburb where he lives. A sensitive boy with a vivid imagination, Felix is afraid of everything. Little by little, his imaginary demons begin to mirror those of the increasingly disturbing world around him.
"Into the Fores" – British Columbia/Ontario
A film by Patricia Rozema
U.S. Distributor: A24 Films
Screening: 4/1 at 7:00pm with intro and Q + A from director Patricia Rozema
Two sisters (Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood) struggle to survive in a remote country house after a continent-wide power outage, in this gripping apocalyptic drama by one of Canada’s most celebrated filmmakers.
"My Internship in Canda" (Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre) – Quebec
A film by Philippe Falardeau
Sales Agent: Film Distribution
Screening: 4/2 at 7:00pm with intro and Q+A from director Philippe Falardeau
Guibord is an independent Member of Parliament representing a vast county in Northern Quebec who unwillingly finds himself in the awkward position of determining whether Canada will go to war. Accompanied by his wife, daughter and Souverain (Sovereign) Pascal, an idealistic intern from Haiti, Guibord travels across his district in order to consult his constituents and face his own conscience. This film is a sharp political satire in which politicians, citizens and lobbyists go head-to-head while tearing democracy to shreds.
"Our Loved Ones" (Les Êtres Chers) – Quebec
A film by Anne Émond
Sales Agent: Wide Management
Screening: 4/3 at 7:00pm with intro and Q+A from director Anne Émond
The story begins in 1978 in a small town on the Lower St.-Lawrence where the Leblanc family is rocked by the tragic death of Guy, found dead in the basement of the family home. For many years, the real cause of his death is hidden from certain members of the family, his son David among them. David starts his own family with his wife Marie and lovingly raises his children, Laurence and Frédéric, but deep down he still carries with him a kind of unhappiness. Our Loved Ones is a film of filial love, family secrets, redemption and inherited fate. Featuring 2015 Tiff Rising Star Karelle Tremblay.
"Sleeping Giant" (Le géant endormi) – Ontario
A film by Andrew Cividino
U.S. Distributor: FilmBuff
Screening: 4/3 at 9:30pm with intro and Q+A from director Andrew Cividino
City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film, 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
Spending his summer vacation on rugged Lake Superior, teenager Adam befriends Riley and Nate, smart-aleck cousins who pass their ample free time with pranks, vandalism and reckless cliff jumping. The revelation of a hurtful secret sets in motion a series of irreversible events that test the bonds of friendship and change the boys forever. »
- Carlos Aguilar
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