Saturday, February 8, 2014


Immediately following the close of World War II, the children of a once esteemed Nazi couple, led by their headstrong, eponymous daughter, embark on a vast journey from their home in Hamburg to their grandmother's residence nearly 600 miles away in order to avoid Allied persecution. Based on a novel entitled The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert, Cate Shortland's Lore is an historical drama that is more concerned with its picturesque imagery than telling any sort of compelling story and never during its turgid duration did I get to truly know who these characters were nor was I compelled to care about their considerable plight.