Network launches The British Film Collection Network have announced the first details of The British Film collection, upcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases showcasing past British cinema in new prints and their original aspect ratio.
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May 1945: Stranded with her younger siblings after their Nazi parents are imprisoned during the dying days of WWII, the young Lore (a stunning breakthrough performance by Saskia Rosendahl) leads the remains of her family across war-torn Germany. Among the chaos of a defeated nation, Lore encounters Thomas, a young Jewish refugee who begins to follow and help them.
Lore finds her fragile reality shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire for Thomas, and as the consequences of her parent’s actions and beliefs slowly become apparent, she must begin to face the darkness within herself...
Adapted from one of the three sections of Rachel Seifert's Booker-shortlisted novel The Dark Room and co-written and directed by Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland (Somersault), Lore stars Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, André Frid and Mika Seidel. One of the most acclaimed releases of 2012, Lore was described by Anthony Quinn in The Independent as "a quite stunning film about the collapse of Nazi Germany," by Roger Clarke in Sight & Sound as a "subtle, eerie portrait of WWII-torn Germany" and by Tom Dawson in Total Film as an "oblique and understated tale of lost innocence conveys both an individual’s experiences and a powerful sense of a ruined nation."
Lore will be released on UK Blu-ray and DVD on 27th May 2013 by Artificial Eye at the RRP of £19.99 for the Blu-ray and £15.99 for the DVD.