Australian film up for Oscar consideration

Australia has submitted a German language film for consideration for the Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards.

Lore already made it’s debut at the Sydney Film Festival 2012, and it now doing the rounds at other international film festivals, including New Zealand’s, and is now showing as part of Toronto’s International Film Festival. It is an adaptation of Rachel Seiffert’s novel The Dark Room, and tells the story of a girl leading her siblings across Nazi Germany during World War II. Whilst the film was shot in Europe, it is a collaboration of Australian cinematographer Adam Arkapaw and director and writer Cate Shortland, who also directed the award winning Somersault.

Lore will be on general release in Australia on September 20th.