Transmission Films have announced that Cate Shortland’s new film Lore has been selected as the Australian entry for consideration at the Academy Awards. The Australian/German co-production which is mostly in German is eligible for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 85th Academy Awards set to be announced on January 15, 2013.
The long-awaited follow-up to her exquisite Somersault, Australian director Cate Shortland’s adaptation of the novel The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert is a sensual and complex story that explores the tribulations faced by the young in the aftermath of World War II.
When their Nazi SS parents are taken into Allied custody, five siblings are left to fend for themselves. Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must trust someone she was taught to hate and face the darkness within herself.
To celebrate the release of the film, we’re giving away 10 double passes to residents of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. To enter simply email us and tell us – which Australian historical event you would like to see made in to a film?
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Starring Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Kalina, Ursina Lardi, Nele Trebs, Mika Seidel, André Frid, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Eva-Maria Hagen.
Directed by Cate Shortland.
Classification: MA15+ (Strong themes and infrequent violence ), 109 mins.
Official Site: http://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/index.php/lore/
Language: German and English (subtitled).
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