Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood star in Into The Forest.

CVAG fall film series continues Sunday with Into The Forest

What if the power went off and never came back on?

This is the disquieting premise of Into The Forest, a gripping drama from Canadian director Patricia Rozema (Mansfield Park, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing).

The third film in Comox Valley Art Gallery’s TIFF Fall Film series screens at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, with a special video introduction by Rozema.

Two sisters (Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood) struggle to survive in a remote country house after a continent-wide power outage.

As they contend with the threats of intruders, disease, loneliness and starvation, the young women are forced to re-examine their place in the world and their relation s to the land, their home, and each other.

While Page and Wood offer a disturbingly plausible vision of an apocalyptic future, Into the Forest is ultimately about hope, despair, and the bonds of love.

Into the Forest amply illustrates the vital need for female voices in the industry; Rozema possesses the insight and sensitivity to re-imagine the apocalypse as a low-key trial of sisterhood instead of a vital race to avoid whatever deafening CGI eyesore might come next,” said Charles Bramesco, writer for The Playlist.

Tickets are $13 or $12 for CVAG members, available at the CVAG Gift Shop, 580 Duncan Ave. in Courtenay.

To purchase tickets by phone, call 250-338-6211.

All films are screened at the Rialto Theatre, Driftwood Mall, 2665 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay. For complete film series information visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com

 

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