18 Mar 2015

Director: Cate Shortland



109 min

Lore is a brave, gripping and relentlessly absorbing footnote to the most brutal chapter in human history that shows the legacy of Nazism through the eyes of innocent children. Without the usual scenes of torture and carnage, it examines the post-war landscape of a defeated ideology with wrenching force. Fourteen-year-old Lore, her parents and four younger siblings hide out on an isolated farm but her father, a high-ranking SS Officer, is captured and sent to a prison camp. Her traumatised mother surrenders, leaving Lore in charge of the children. Lore is left to fend for herself and travel across Germany in order to save the children from the advancing Allied armies.