Director: Cate Shortland
Writer(s): Cate Shortland and Robin Mukherjee
Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs
Awards: Official Selection of Cannes
Language: German, English
Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.
“For both audiences who admire it and the protagonist who lives it, the intense, emotional “Lore” is a picture from life’s other side.”–Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times