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Interview: 'Lore' Director Cate Shortland Explores World War II Landscape of Identity and Sexuality

Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland's "Lore," which was shortlisted for the foreign Oscar, is now playing in limited release. After her 2004 debut "Somersault" broke out Sam Worthington and Abbie Cornish, Shortland took her time coming back to helm another film. Set in vastly different territory, World War II drama "Lore" made its debut in Toronto. It was worth the wait.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 12, 2013 4:25 PM
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Weekend Preview: Good 'Side Effects,' 'Identity Thief' Steals Your Time, Praise for Foreign 'Lore' and 'Caesar Must Die'

Steven Soderbergh's pharma-thriller "Side Effects" hits theaters this weekend, starring Rooney Mara as a woman suffering a deleterious breakdown after her husband's release from prison. Critics are praising Soderbergh's film, his last big-screen entry before a self-imposed retirement from cinema. In limited release, the Taviani brothers' Italian Oscar entry, "Caesar Must Die," is a dreamlike docudrama on inmates at Rome's maximum-security Rebibbia prison.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 8, 2013 1:03 PM
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Seattle's Women in Cinema Film Festival Returns with 'Hannah Arendt,' 'Ginger & Rosa,' 'Lore' and More

The Seattle International Film Festival announces the official lineup for the 2013 Women in Cinema festival, running January 23-27. Produced by SIFF, Women in Cinema is returning after a ten year hiatus.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 4, 2013 3:25 PM
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Berlin International Film Fest's 2013 Shooting Stars Include Young Talent from 'Royal Affair,' 'Lore,' 'Purge'

European Film Promotion has announced the 10 young European actors selected as the 2013 Shooting Stars at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, running February 7-17. A jury of international industry professionals chose the talent, which includes Mikkel Boe Følsgaard from Danish Oscar entry "A Royal Affair," Laura Birn from Finnish Oscar entry "Purge," and Saskia Rosendahl from Cate Shortland's "Lore." Full list below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 15, 2012 4:10 PM
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