About The Film
In this visually spellbinding and critically-acclaimed coming-of-age story, a bewildered German teen is suddenly confronted with the harsh realities of survival, adulthood and her own hateful ideology in the grim final days of the Third Reich.
Left to fend for herself after her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore (a knockout debut by Saskia Rosendahl) shepherds her younger siblings across war-ravaged Germany in search of refuge with their grandmother in Hamburg. Along the way, the children are exposed to the dreadful consequences of Nazism, and meet a young Jewish survivor (Kai Malina) who helps negotiate the hostile journey while calling into question their anti-Semitic indoctrination. Lyrical and intense, this understated adaptation of a Rachel Seiffert novel is directed by Cate Shortland, and is the long awaited follow-up to her lauded 2004 drama Somersault.
Australia’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, LORE received the Locarno International Film Festival Audience Award, the Hamburg Film Festival Critics Best Film Award, and top prizes at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Film DetailsDirector: Cate Shortland
Country: Australia, Germany, United Kingdom
Language: German with subtitles
Running Time: 108 min.
Subjects: Anti-Semitism, Drama, German, Holocaust, Women, World War II
East Coast Premiere