A massive power outage overwhelms all of continental North America. Sisters Nell and Eva live with their father in a remote country house more than forty kilometers from the nearest town. Gradually discovering that the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse, they struggle to survive, fighting starvation, illness, intruders and extreme solitude.
"Into the Forest is the story of two beautiful young women who return - at first by force then by choice - to an earlier, primal state of human existence. As civilization crumbles and becomes threatening, these once refined people become like animals in the forest. Nell, a would-be Harvard academic, is by nature all about intellect and action. Eva seems to be made of light and shadow. Nell is lonely and constantly trying to connect to Eva, who is as elusive as a dream half remembered. [...] I wanted to convey the fact that information would be the hardest thing to find and the hardest thing to live without. The fact that rumours would be all you have when all forms of energy are gone, would be very difficult for me and for most of us." [Patricia Rozema]
Following her feature-film debut I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987), which won the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes, Patricia Rozema has distinguished herself as a writer and director for both film and television. Her other theatrical features as director are When Night Is Falling(1995), Mansfield Park (1999), which screened at the Toronto Film Festival, and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl(2008). In 2009, Rozema co-wrote Grey Gardens, for which she received Emmy and Writer’s Guild nominations. Other television credits include several episodes of The Hunger(1997), Six Gestures (part of the Yo-Yo Ma Inspired by Bach series, 1997), Tell Me You Love Me (2008), In Treatment(2010) and Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (2011).