SIMON SAYS… ‘LORE’ (2012)

For when you just can’t make it into the store to hear it from the man himself, here you will find his weekly recommendations as transcribed by a mere pleb…

lore-2012

Outstanding film from Australian director Cate Shortland (Somersault, 2004) showing the immediate after-effects of the war but from the lesser-seen angle of the losing side.

The Nazi parents of five children return to the family home to pack up their valuables and go into hiding following the death of Hitler. The children are left alone to fend for themselves and ultimately, under the leadership of the eldest, Lore, to attempt to find sanctuary in a Germany now under allied occupation where Nazi’s were being hunted out.

On the road they meet a young Jewish man who helps them to survive, leading Lore to explore and ultimately question her prejudices and face the horrors of what her parents had done.

Also by Cate Shortland:

somersault

by Dixie Turner