Film Forum: Lore: A young girl grapples with her identity and beliefs as she treks across post-war Germany

Posted by Kate Butler

After the Allied victory and the arrest of her SS officer father and loyal Nazi mother, 14 year-old Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) takes responsibility for her four younger siblings and guides them across a broken Germany to find their grandmother in Hamburg. Already burdened with the responsibility of caring for her young siblings and struggling to survive, Lore also grapples with the harsh truth and consequences of her parents' beliefs-and her own. The arrival of Thomas (Kai Malina), a mysterious, young, Jewish refugee determined to help Lore and her family for his own reasons, only exacerbates her inner turmoil. After reluctantly allying with a person she has been taught to hate in order to protect her family, Lore is forced to question her convictions and contend with her growing desires.
Lore stands out as a hauntingly intimate, unsettling, and unforgettable view of the Third Reich.
After the Sunday, April 7 screening, there will be a panel-led discussion with Rabbi Linda Motzkin of Temple Sinai, psychiatrist Robert Flynn, and Skidmore's own Professor Matthew Hockenos of the History Department. Take a study break and don't miss out on this special "Film and Forum" afternoon!
Lore will be shown in German with English subtitles at the Saratoga Film Forum at 320 Broadway this Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
Admission is $5 for students.

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