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  • German

    War Drama




    Saskia-Sophi Rosendahl
    Ursina Lardi



    Cate Shortland
    (Somersault, Flowergirl (short), The Silence and The Secret Life of Us (TV))



    Robin Mukherjee
    Cate Shortland



    Liz Watts
    Porchlight Films - Australia
    Paul Welsh
    Edge City Films - United Kingdom
    Karsten Stoeter & Benny Drechsel
    Rohfilm - Germany


  • Developed with the assistance of

    UK-Australia-Germany co-production
    Scottish Screen
    Screen Australia


    International Sales

    Memento Films, France


    Australian Distributor




    Screen Australia
    Creative Scotland
    Screen NSW
    German funds though MDM, HessenInvest, FFA, FFHSH and DFFF


  • Where To Buy

    Original Soundtrack
    download now from iTunes 

    DVD & Blu-Ray
    available now from DVD retailers

    Lore (movie)
    download now from iTunes  

    The Dark Room (novel)
    by Rachel Seiffert
    available from good booksellers
    or at www.randomhouse.com.au


After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters the mysterious 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.



Sydney International Film Festival, June 2012
- In Competition


Locarno International Film Festival, International Premiere August 2012
- Won UBS Best Film Grande Paizza Prize (Audience Award)


Toronto International Film Festival, North America Premiere September 2012
- Screened in Special Presentation


Hamptons International Film Festival, September 2012
- Won Golden Starfish Award; Won Jury Award for Best Cinematography; Won Jeremy Nussbaum Prize for Provocative Fiction


Filmfest Hamburg, German Premiere October 2012
- Won Hamburg Film Critics Prize


Valladolid International Film Festival, October 2012
- Won the Pilar Miro Prize for Best New Director


BFI London Film Festival, October 2012
- In Competition


Stockholm International Film Festival, November 2012
- Won Bronze Horse for Best Feature Film; Won Aluminum Horse for Best Actress; Won Aluminum Horse for Best Cinematography; Won Aluminum Horse for Best Music


Film Critics Circle of Australia, March 2013
- Won Best Director Cate Shortland; Won Best Performance By a Young Actor Saskia Rosendahl


Beijing International Film Festival, April 2013
- Won Best Direction; Won Best Cinematography


Australian Directors Guild Awards, May 2013
- Winner Best Director Feature Films, Cate Shortland