CFUV @ VFF: Into The Forest
Written by programdirector on 02/07/2016
Into The Forest is the new feature written and directed by Patricia Rozema based on the novel of the same name. This adaptation stars Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood who carry this film with moving performances as two sisters. This is a not so distant future, where an unknown cause removes power from all homes. The two must survive at their home located deep in the forest. The film focuses more on the emotional and familial moments of this catastrophe rather than the societal problems. Society does sneak in to progress plot points in some intense moments but is left to the wayside as Nell and Eva further themselves along the path of self-sustenance. The film is beautifully shot on Vancouver Island with the BC Rainforest filling in for the Redwoods of California.