Cate Shortland's "Lore" is a movie we greatly looked forward to after her auspicious and stunning debut "Somersault" (2004) which introduced most of the world to Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington, then just solid Australian actors, but far from international household names. Here's the film's synopsis: After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must trust someone she was taught to hate and face the darkness within herself.
Starring Saskia Rosendahl and Kai Malina, while our review from TIFF noted that the film fell a little short of (possibly high) expectations, it still suggests that Shortland is a filmmaker to keep tabs on.