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Into the Forest

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Canada · 2016
Rated R · 1h 41m
Director Patricia Rozema
Starring Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie
Genre Drama, Science Fiction

When civilization collapses after a worldwide power outage, two sisters hide out in their family's isolated cabin in the woods. Stuck in the wilderness, the girls must learn how to survive with no one but each other and whoever -- or whatever -- lives in the forest.

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In the hands of these two talented and well-matched actors, Into the Forest proves that this bond is powerful enough to sustain us.


Screen International by David D'Arcy

It’s an inspiring story, acted with heart and grit by Paige and Wood, and film directed with adroitness by Rozema in a ruin of a set in the woods.


The A.V. Club by Mike D'Angelo

Indeed, there are stretches of Into The Forest during which one could momentarily forget that it’s a survivalist tale at all… or even that it’s taking place in the middle of nowhere, for that matter. The essential becomes irrelevant.


Consequence of Sound by Randall Colburn

At its core, it’s a simple and triumphant tale of sisterhood, but with so much ladled on top of it it begins to feel as though it’s grasping for a grandeur it doesn’t need. Sometimes, even the most intense emotions can benefit from a light touch.


New York Post by Sara Stewart

Wood and Page generate a believable, prickly sibling closeness in Rozema’s unhurried but harrowing micro-portrait of how easily civilization could crumble.


Variety by Scott Tobias

Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood are both superb in the lead roles, but Rozema’s emphasis on the primacy of family and nature exposes a deficit of visual and narrative imagination.

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