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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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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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Taglines:

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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

While the community is suffering from a large scale power outage, the family, upon first venturing to town, stops at a gas station which notes they have no gas. However the gas station has a roof over the pumps, which clearly has lights on. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Play It Right
Performed by Sylvan Esso , with vocals by Amelia Meath
Written by Amelia Meath (SESAC), Molly Sarle (SESAC), Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (as Alexandra Monnig) (SESAC), and Nicholas Sanborn
Published by LNF (SESAC), Molly Erin (SESAC), Night Paver Publishing (SESAC), administered by Domino US Publishing Company USA (SESAC) / Big Deal Music Publishing
Courtesy of Partisan Records
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A Very Good Movie
28 September 2016 | by yigitknSee all my reviews

This movie tells us the story of building a new life without ordinary acquisitions of the modern world as well as the basic human needs such as safety, sheltering and hunger. The post-electricity set-up is very simple in an isolated environment and we do not know the reasons but this is not important at all. The main focus of the movie is on human emotions and reactions.

Just like the characters, we feel unsafe and helpless throughout the entire movie. The movie wants us to ask ourselves some basic questions about the concepts of home, family and society.

Cinematography and acting are also great. Page and Ellen are perfect in their leading roles as well as the chemistry between them.

This movie is not about saving humanity from a power disaster or an alien attack. It is not trying to set remarkable hero stories or highlighted character speeches. However it is quite a good movie which has a story to tell and some questions to ask.


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