Lore trailer impresses with unusual story
I've just seen the trailer for Lore and I was completely surprised, for some reason it wasn't what I had expected, I'm sure I'd heard about the film before and not been interested, however now after seeing the trailer I certainly am.
It looks at a period of time that doesn't get a lot of attention in film and from a very interesting angle too. Adapted from the award winning book The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert, the trailer looks a powerful one.
It's also directed by Cate Shortland who also co-wrote the screenplay with Robin Mukherjee. Cate Shortland wrote and directed the film Somersault which starred Abbie Cornish who gave a great performance and Sam Worthington who delivered a surprising one. I can't remember where I saw it but I do remember watching it and really being taken in by the leading character and her story.
The trailer for Lore makes the film look amazing and I'm hoping to sit down tonight and watch a screener I've been given. Here's the blurb for the film to give you an idea of the story.
When her SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are captured by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, the 14-year-old German girl Lore (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.
It does sound like an unusual and interesting angle on a story that we really haven't seen before about the end of the war, all the stories I've seen and read about this period are from the Allies point of view, and that's one of the things that immediately stands out.
When you watch the trailer for Lore you see something more and you know you're going to identify with the children in the film, despite what you might think of the father's actions and views.
Here's the trailer for Lore through TrailerAddict: