A worldwide power outage sends the globe toward the brink of the apocalypse, forcing two sisters (Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood) living in an isolated house in the Canadian wilderness to adapt to their new reality and fight for survival. Their will to live is tested when they must forage for sustenance after their supplies run low. This thriller from director Patricia Rozema received its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.~Daniel Gelb
"The Making of Into the Forest" featurette
Audio commentary with writer/director Patricia Rozema
Evan Rachel WoodEva
Callum Keith RennieRobert
Sandy SidhuQuiz Woman
Aaron L. GilbertProducer
Max RichterComposer (Music Score)
Ron McLeodProduction Manager
David RoseSound Effects Editor
Katie HallidaySound Effects Editor
Kirk LyndsRe-Recording Mixer
Lou SolakofskiRe-Recording Mixer
Randy LeeStunts Coordinator
Tim StorvickSpecial Effects Coordinator
Family Drama,Psychological Drama,Psychological Sci-Fi
Into the Forest doesn't quite fit into the thriller or action category but I would recommend it for sci-fi fans. Actually, I would recommend it for anyone old enough for R rated content.
This movie does a good job with developing its characters, while both leads handle the material well, if not exceptionally. It has atmosphere, and while maybe just falling a bit short of offering up something new, it isn't quite predictable either.
This movie didn't quite spell bind me with its story, however, the message behind the narrative is quite good for a change, which affirms the value and sanctity of human life. It's by no means boring, and by the end of 100 plus minutes I still wanted more. That's always a great sign for a movie.
Into The Forest is an emotionally driven chamber drama featuring stand out performances by Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood. Against the backdrop of a a city (moreover, an entire country) that loses all access to power and electricity, these two sisters (Page and Wood) must learn how to function in a world that they are completely unfamiliar with. Although the story of the film was different, the tone and feel of Into The Forest reminded me of another small, independent drama from last year, Ex Machina. It's exactly the kind of film I love: an intimate drama driven by competent performers and a compelling story. It's one of my favorite films of the year, and it looks gorgeous on blu-ray.
This is a quality movie and well worth a viewing. It's kinda paint by the numbers but if your into survival movies, this is for you. The only thing I found a little irritating was the back story on what happened to the power ??? And to what extent the post apocalyptic damage was. The only reference was the fact one of the girls was going to run with a guy that she come across at a party... of note it would take them months to get where it was rumored to have power. Go get it !