Filmfest 2016

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.

tags: Loneliness, Family, Nature, Feature film, Thriller

Cast: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund


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

Director: 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.