Into the ForestAdam Cook
Starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood and directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema, Into the Forest is an unusually subtle and remarkably original take on the post-apocalyptic drama that stands out from the mainstream with high stakes that are emotional, existential and deeply human.
In the not too distant future, two sisters (Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood) who live in the remote ancient forest of the Pacific Northwest discover that the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness and starvation.
This isn't torture-porn dystopia; it's a singular, honest, heartfelt portrait of sisterly devotion at the end of the world.