Cate Shortland, Germany, Australia, UK, 2012.
Directed by: Cate Shortland
Script: Cate Shortland, Robin Mukherjee
Producer: Karsten Stöter, Liz Watts, Paul Welsh, Benny Drechsel
Production company: Rohfilm, Porchlight Films, Edge City Films
Cinematography: Adam Arkapaw
Editing: Veronika Jenet
Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Format: DCP
Running time: 109'

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. Teenaged Lore, the oldest, takes charge, and the children set out to join their grandmother in Hamburg, some 900 km away. Along the arduous journey, the children encounter a populace suffering from postwar denial and deprivation, and for the first time are exposed to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. With food hard to come by, and the journey becoming ever more dangerous, the children meet Thomas, a young Jewish survivor who helps them negotiate their way through tricky situations. Lore is both repulsed by and attracted to Thomas. All that she has been taught leads her to believe that he is the enemy, but his industriousness, generosity and physicality prove alluring.

Awards and Festivals
Locarno International Film Festival 2012 - Audience Award
Sydney Film Festival 2012

Directors Biography
Cate Shortland was born in Temora, Australia. She studied fine arts at Sydney University and directing at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. Her first feature film, Somersault (2004), debuted in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, and was screend at Zagreb Film Festival. Lore (2012) is her second feature.

Location and screening schedule:
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Wednesday, October 17th at 10.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Wednesday, October 17th at 19.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Thursday, October 18th at 15.00
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