Aussie Film “Lore” Australian entry in Academy Awards

September 20, 2012 Agencies
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Lore, a film set in the dying days of World War II, has been selected as Australia’s entry in the best foreign film category in the 2013 Academy Awards.

The Australian-German co-production, which was shot in Europe and is largely in German, tells the story of a teenage girl who leads her five younger siblings across war-torn Germany to the safe haven of their grandmother’s house 900km away after her Nazi parents are imprisoned by the Allies.

In order to survive, however, she must trust a refugee she meets – someone she was taught to hate. And in so doing, she is forced to confront her anti-Semitic upbringing.

The film, an adaptation of Rachel Seiffert’s novel The Dark Room, was written and directed by Cate Shortland (Somersault).

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the five nominees for foreign-language film on January 15, 2013.


One Response to “Aussie Film “Lore” Australian entry in Academy Awards”
  1. Halina says:

    I saw the film at the Sydney film festival, is excellent. I didn’t know it was an Australian coproduction. Hope it will get the Oscar. It certainly derservs it.

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