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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)
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 | 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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Trivia

Ellen Page was inspired to make the film after coming across the book written by Jean Hegland while browsing through a small store in her native Halifax. It was suggested to her by the woman working there and after she read it, she decided to produce a movie-version of the story. See more »

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Connections

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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Good drama with solid performances
1 October 2016 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

Listed as a drama and a sci-fi here but there are not very much sci-fi about it except for it taking place a couple years maybe into the future, but yeah no time traveling, aliens or robots or any of the sort so don't go into it expecting anything of that.

It is a rather down to earth human drama with some scenes of suspense but mostly a drama about human endurance in hard times.

Reading through some of the negative comments on the message-board I get the impression that people thought that this would be some sort of lesbian erotic drama (maybe because the only trivia currently listed is that Ellen Page does her first nude scene in it) but that is not the case, and the scene is not very explicit either.

And some complain about animal cruelty, which is not even shown on screen, there is a quick scene where a animal gets visibly butchered but it's ridiculous to call it animal cruelty as the animal most likely suffered more humane treatment than the meat you buy in store and it was of course already dead.

So those things are something I think are partly the reasons why there are quite a few negative reviews about it.

Not saying that the movie is flawless but I think it was a well spent 95 minutes and one I will watch again sometime most likely.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,438, 31 July 2016

Gross USA:

$9,995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,166
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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