"How long have human beings been around on earth. And how long have we had electricity?" (From the Film)
A gripping story of two sisters' struggle for survival in an apocalyptic world.
In the near future where daily life is surrounded by high-tech, two sisters and their father live in a house in the woods. Eva is rehearsing fiercely for a national dance audition while Nell spends her whole time studying for the university entrance exam. One day, a permanent power outage which occurs for no reason, causes a drastic change in people's lives. From that moment on, the film focuses on the sisters' struggle for survival and the way they rediscover their relationship with nature and each other. Based on Jean Hegland's novel of the same name, Into the Forest suggests an unusual yet very warm and humane approach to the post apocalyptic world through the theme of sisterhood.
2015 TORONTO, VANCOUVER, BUSAN
Patricia Rozema is a writer and director born in 1958 in Canada. Her feature-film debut I`ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) won the Youth Award at Cannes. Her other theatrical features as director include When Night is Falling (1995) and Mansfield Park (1999). Her screenplay for the HBO film Grey Gardens (2009) was nominated for an Emmy Award. Into the Forest (2015) is her latest feature.