October 2012

BFI London Film Festival:
Lore in Official Competition
Screening 12th October

Source: BFI London Film Festival

Set in Germany at the end of World War Two, Australian director Cate Shortland’s much anticipated follow-up to her debut feature Somersault is based on the second story in Rachel Seiffert’s Booker-shortlisted novel The Dark Room. When her Nazi SS parents are taken into Allied custody, teenage Lore (newcomer Saskia Rosendahl) and her four younger siblings are left to fend for themselves…

Hamptons International Film Festival:
Lore Wins Three Awards

Source: Indiewire

Umat Dag’s “Kuma” and Cate Shortland’s “Lore” tied for the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival’s Golden Starfish Narrative Feature Award, with the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary going to Tora Mårten’s “Colombianos.”…

RIFF Review:
Lore beautifully shot and compelling

Source: Filmophilia

Melancholic and raw are perfect words to describe the film. It’s bleak and there’s an all-encompassing sense of hopelessness. The film is photographed in a handheld style, containing only a handful of steady shots. There’s heavy use of close-ups and extreme close-ups; it feels like art house home cinematography, giving of a strong sense of intimacy with the subject…

Lore Financial Review:
Poignant truths laid
powerfully bare

Source: Financial Review

Cate Shortland enjoyed such extravagant success with Somersault, her debut feature of 2004, that it is no surprise she has taken her time to come up with film No. 2. The surprise is that she has made a German movie, not an Australian one. Although Shortland has drawn on Australian production skills and funding, Lore is a German language film with German actors…