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Into the Forest (2015)

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After a massive power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.

Director:

Patricia Rozema

Writers:

Patricia Rozema, Jean Hegland (based on the novel by)
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ellen Page ... Nell
Evan Rachel Wood ... Eva
Max Minghella ... Eli
Callum Keith Rennie ... Robert
Michael Eklund ... Stan
Wendy Crewson ... Mom
Ronin Cara Ronin Cara ... Baby
Owen Cara Owen Cara ... Baby
Crystal Pite Crystal Pite ... Ruby
Lorne Cardinal ... Jerry
Katherine Cowie Katherine Cowie ... Catherine
Sandy Sidhu ... Quiz Woman
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Storyline

In a world that is increasingly dependent on electricity, a power outage seems like an awful predicament, as we can't imagine ourselves living in a world deprived of electricity. With this in mind, after a lingering power outage, a father and his two daughters will find themselves trapped in a completely different reality; one that will change their lives forever. But, is this outage regional, or does it affect the entire country? In the end--as these, and other, more crucial questions require an answer--no one can tell if the family has what it takes to survive; nonetheless, they will still have to put to the test their skills, their adaptability and endurance, but above all, find the courage to challenge the integrity of their familial bonds. Written by Nick Riganas

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Hope is power

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of violence involving rape, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans la forêt See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,438, 29 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,438, 29 July 2016
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Production Co:

Rhombus Media,BRON Studios See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Ellen and Evan spent a great deal of time together to make their onscreen sibling relationship seem authentic. However, Ellen explained that it wasn't just method-acting, they genuinely experienced a deep and unique connection. See more »

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Features Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993) See more »

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Wild Is The Wind
Performed by Cat Power
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Canada (SOCAN) o/b/o
Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) / Patti Washington Music
Used by Permission of Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. on behalf of Catherine Hinen Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy Of Beggars Banquet Recordings
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31 July 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I feel like the premise for this called for a truly visionary, unique tale. It was definitely compelling and mostly well-done, although its effect mostly comes from its acting. The screenplay needed some more work to more readily establish its main goals. Evan Rachel Wood and Ellen Page are strong in their roles and do more work to fill in the gaps in their characters' writing and development. The music is sometimes a little over-the-top, and the film tries too hard to move you at certain times (and instead of being effective comes across kind of awkwardly). Still, this is a mostly entertaining, mostly well told, even if it could have been truly great, film.


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