‘Lore’ is a remarkable account of a young German girl who, at the end of WWII, leads her siblings through a devastated and defeated nation.

Eschewing simplistic moral or political viewpoints, Cate Shortland’s (director of Marvel’s Black Widow) film offers a unique perspective on the nature of collusion and grapples with the mindset a nation through the eyes of the generation that would lead Germany out from the yolk of fascism and into an uncertain future.

Shortland’s attention to detail and the beauty of the imagery she creates in her account of a national psyche brainwashed to believe in their own supremacy, only to confront the horror that resulted, is filled with brilliance and surprise in equal measure.

★★★★ “Overflowing with poetry” - Xan Brooks, The Guardian

Directed by
Runtime 109 Minutes
Release date 2013
  • Certification: 15