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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.


Patricia Rozema


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





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


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


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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Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans la forêt See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,438, 29 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,438, 29 July 2016
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rhombus Media,BRON Studios See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although Ellen Page had not met Evan Rachel Wood prior to casting her in this movie, Max Minghella has been a long time friend of Ellen's and had worked with Evan a few years prior in Ides of March. The three bonded during filming. 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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Good cast, bad writing
10 October 2016 | by drenstereSee all my reviews

(I intentionally tried my best to avoid spoilers, but please let me know if I didn't) I would have lost a bet if someone told me Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood were in a flick that sucked, but here you go. Good performances for both, some great emotion, but the whole of the writing suffers from plausibility problems, almost like a freshman film student didn't have a mentor review her work before final submission. It affects really basic things that are glaring. Set aside the narrative on the human condition, etc. for a moment. That can be massaged by the writer to match her message as she sees fit (some of the messages are not all that great, but I'm a guy), but what is obviously lacking in the story is the amount of technical consult work that must be done to ensure any viewer that has a slight idea of how things work doesn't turn away from the film before the conclusion. Perhaps I'm not part of the target audience? Unclear. Is it ready for the 2am slot of the lifetime network? Sure, why not? Every other medium will probably leave the viewer wondering if this same story could have been told with a lot more attention to detail. I mostly can't stand remakes, but I would welcome another crack at this.

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