The new film Lore, a powerful and unconventional exploration of the legacy of World War II, will open Friday, Feb. 22 at the Landmark Edina Theatre, 3911 W. 50th St.
Left to fend for herself when her SS officer father and staunch Nazi believer mother are captured by the victorious Allies at the end of the war, Lore, a 14-year-old German girl (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), must lead her four siblings on a harrowing journey across a devastated country.
When she meets the charismatic and mysterious young refugee Thomas (Kai Malina, The White Ribbon), Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of hatred and desire as she must put her trust in the very person she was always taught to hate in order to survive.
Lore is the second film from Australian writer and director Cate Shortland (Somersault) and has been nominated for eight Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
The film was adapted by Shortland and Robin Mukherjee from Rachel Seiffert’s novel The Dark Room, a Booker Prize finalist.
Below is the film’s trailer: