In Cinemas: Cate Shortland’s LORE

Still from Lore (2012)

After a creditable opening weekend – pulling in £58,476 (+ £7,112 previews) from 20 sites according to Charles Gant’s weekly box office column in The Guardian – German/Australian/British co-production Lore enters its second week of UK release tomorrow, holding over on some sites and opening at a handful of new ones.

The powerful story of the titular character’s struggle to care for her young siblings after their parents are arrested by Allied troops during the downfall of Hitler’s Germany, Lore is Australian director Cate Shortland’s long awaited follow-up to the multi-award winning Somersault. Like that film, Lore navigates one young woman’s journey of sexual and psychological awakening, and features a stunning central performance from newcomer Saskia Rosendahl, who recently picked up the AACTA Award for Best Young Actor. Based on The Dark Room, the debut novel from British author Rachel Seiffert, the film premiered in the UK at last year’s London Film Festival, screenings at the UK Jewish Film Festival and the recent Glasgow Film Festival followed, ahead of a UK-wide cinema release on Friday February 22.

With openings at new sites from tomorrow, check local listings to find a screening near you or pop your postcode into the ever handy MovieTickets.com. Alternatively, if there are no screenings nearby, you can watch Lore on the Curzon on Demand streaming service. And while you’re there, why not check out director Cate Shortland’s specially curated Curzon on Demand selections, including Aussie features Snowtown, Chopper and Dead Europe.

In the meantime, here’s the UK trailer for Lore to whet your appetite:

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