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| 101 minutes | 2015
In the near future, two sisters live with their father in a house deep in the forest. Some time ago, a catastrophic, continent-wide power failure cut them off from civilization. The nearest town is more than 40 kilometres away, and they have heard rumours that it lies in ruins. Is this the end of the world? Isolated in every sense, the young women must cope with dwindling food and other resources, the threat of intruders, loneliness, doubt. Patricia Rozema returns to the big screen with a surprise: a futuristic film, adapted from a famous novel by Jean Hegland. Her vision of the future is not only dramatic, but plausible and realistic. In a rapidly decaying world, what do we have left? Family and human connections — but these are anything but easy. The house in the forest serves as a microcosm where every emotion simmers and explodes, while the characters are forced to confront their primal nature. A post-apocalyptic thriller starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, Into The Forest is a story of extreme survival in wild territory, at once enchanting and menacing
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