LORE, directed by Cate Shortland, documents the journey girl Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) and her siblings must make across Germany after the end of WWII. Their Nazi sympathizer parents are captured early on, and the once magical landscape is now frought with danger and coldness for our young protagonist and her charges. Her concepts of country, family and friendship are tested and ultimately shattered. The film renders this vision in an impressionistic manner, shown in snippets and fragments, raw beauty and brutality captured in Super 16mm. Perhaps not as grim as I have described, it is nonetheless a harrowing experience.

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