How did writer/director Patricia Rozema adapt the Jean Hegland novel Into the Forest about two sisters in a post-apocalyptic world into such a compelling feature film. She has a history of finding a good story arc with other adapted properties like Mansfield Park and original work like When Night is Falling about a life unravelling and I Hear The Mermaids Singing which had the tagline — Isn’t Life the Strangest Thing You’ve Ever Seen.
Patricia Rozema returned to B.C. where she shot Into The Forest to screen it at the Vancouver International Film Festival and to talk this afternoon about The Art of the Arc at the VanCity Theatre from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.
Into the Forest is about two teenage sisters — Nell (Ellen Page) and Eva (Evan Rachel Woods) — living with their father in a northern California forest must survive in the near-future when the world around them turns apocalyptic. The power goes out. The radio goes silent. Everything is stripped away until they are left alone to fight intruders, disease, starvation and loneliness. Over time they transform themselves from helpless teens into primitive survivalists. Shot in B.C. coast locations like Squamish and Campbell River, the film co-stars Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund and Wendy Crewson.
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