INTO THE FOREST
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INTO THE FOREST

Directed by Patricia Rozema

Info

Director: Patricia Rozema
Section: Spotlight
Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund
18+

Logline

INTO THE FOREST

Two sisters living in the woods in Northern California in the not-too-distant future: Nell (Ellen Page, JUNO) and Eva (Evan Rachel Wood, TRUE BLOOD), are taken by surprise when the end of the world hits. Electricity and gas go out, and the sisters have to fight for survival with their father and a few stranded stragglers from town, while clinging to the remnants of their civilized life. A quiet, intimate apocalyptic thriller based on the novel by Jean Hegland, hauntingly scored by Max Richter.

Meet the director

INTO THE FOREST

Patricia Rozema

Patricia Rozema was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1958. She writes and directs for TV and theatrical films. Her first feature film I’VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING (1987) won the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes, followed by films including WHEN NIGHT IS FALLING (Berlinale Competition 1995), MANSFIELD PARK (1999) and KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL (2008). Her screenplay for HBO’s GREY GARDENS (2009) was nominated for an Emmy.

Credits

Screenplay: Patricia Rozema
Original Material: Jean Hegland
Director of Photography: Daniel Grant
Film Editor: Matthew Hannam
Composer: Max Richter
Production Designer: Jeremy Stanbridge
Costume Design: Aieisha Li
Producer: Niv Fichman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Ellen Page
Production Company: Rhombus Media
Co-Producer: Fraser Ash, Kevin Krikst
Co-Production Company: Bron Studios
World Sales: Celsius Entertainment