Indie Trailer Sunday: Cate Shortland's WWII Romantic Thriller 'Lore'
"What have we done?" Today's trailer is for a film I've been hearing a lot of great buzz about as one of the best indie surprises of 2012, an Australian-German film called Lore, directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland. It's actually a film in German, set in Germany at the end of WWII, about a young girl named Lore, played by Saskia Rosendahl, and her siblings. Together they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. It's received tremendous buzz and outstanding ratings, thankfully the trailer lives up to expectations in a beautiful way. Give this a look, it's worth a watch.
Watch the official US trailer for Cate Shortland's Lore, originally in high def from Apple:
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. When she meets a mysterious refugee (played by Kai Malina), Lore finds her world shattered by feelings of hatred and desire as she must trust the very person she was always taught to hate.
Lore is directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland, of a few shorts and the Cannes feature Somersault from 2004 previously. The screenplay was written by Cate Shortland & Robin Mukherjee, based on Rachel Seiffert's novel. This premiered at the Sydney, Locarno & Toronto Film Festivals last year, getting picked up by Music Box Films. They just released Lore in limited theaters February 8th this weekend. Their website.