From then on, her powerful energy and sensitive spirit were turned toward love, instead of keeping herself happy.At 15, she entered the Carmelite convent in Lisieux to give her whole life to God.However, only five of these children lived to reach adulthood.
As the Dakota Pipeline protest shows, indigenous people have been at the forefront of environmental stewardship–and at the sharp end of environmental degradation–and know something Euro-Westerners have to be reminded of: that the forest is bigger and more powerful than we are.
In the early days of the power outage, they and their father Robert (Callum Keith Rennie) manage to start up the truck and drive into town, but after Robert’s death early on–felled by the same chainsaw he used to start the burnt-out motor – the sisters are all alone in the cedar-shingled Modernist glass box of a house where they grew up.
Yet by the end of the film, they are not: Eva (as her name implies) has a child. Magic realist love stories, full of baroque flourishes and circus tricks, they were fleshed-out Angela Carter or Isabel Allende novels.
It will survive the demise of electricity, capitalism, and even humanity.
Into the Forest brings us to the brink of our culture’s myth of entitlement through its fable of sisters doing it for themselves: I can’t wait to see the film that takes the next step away.