“A lyrical, deeply affecting study into a rarely seen legacy of the Holocaust…Spellbinding visuals coupled with a preternaturally mature performance by newconer Saskia Rosendhal” Hollywood Reporter
“Tense and unrelentlessly gripping” Screen International
Winner of the Audience Award at the Locarno International Film Festival 2012, Lore is the story of Germany’s transition from conqueror nation to occupied state and a girl’s transition from naive indoctrinated Nazi to a politically, socially and sexually aware young woman.
With her parents imprisoned after the Allied liberation of Europe, Lore (Saskia Rosendhal) and her siblings face a 500-mile trek across a hostile country in a bid for the safety of their grandmother in Hamburg. Her deeply instilled prejudices are unwavering until they receive help from a young Jewish man, whom they have no option but to trust.
Sumptuously photographed by Adam Arkapaw (Animal Kingdom), and directed by multi-award winner Cate Shortland (Somersault), Lore is a rare look into the unseen legacy of the Holocaust and the ambiguities of the devil.
With reception at 20.20
FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH RACHEL SEIFFERT, AUTHOR OF THE DARK ROOM, the Booker-nominated short story from which Lore is adapted