|Sent on:||Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:40 AM|
Just a quick reminder about the film tomorrow evening. I noted that many members have not visited our web site in weeks. I wanted to be certain that you knew about this opportunity.
The Cleveland Institute of Art is just across East Boulevard from the Cleveland Museum of Art in University Circle.
We'll be screening this film with members from the German Meetup group.
LORE presents a great opportunity to see a contemporary German film with a drastically new and interesting take on WWII that is sure to stimulate plenty of discussion. I've scheduled a dinner/drinks after at the popular Nighttown which is just a 5 minute drive from the Cinematheque.
RSVPs close at 9 p.m. tonight but unless there is a significant response I'll probably keep them open for last-minute deciders.
You aren't required to attend the after-film discussion but that is highly recommended. We can discuss the film in German although I probably won't have any idea what you are saying
Cinémathèque at the Cleveland Institute of Art
Friday, May 24th at 7:25 p.m.
Directed by Cate Shortland
1 hour, 48 minutes
Genre: Drama, War Story, Art House
In English and German with subtitles
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate.
LORE was official entry of Australia to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013.
Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents' actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact. (c) Music Box