Australian filmmaker Cate Shortland has only made three features: 2004.s Somersault, 2012.s Lore and now Berlin Syndrome, with the last two both set in Germany.
.Like a lot of people I.m just drawn to the vibrancy of the culture,. says the filmmaker, .and I love living in Berlin..
Shortland.s partner is Australian filmmaker Tony Krawitz (Dead Europe), whose family is German Jew.
.His grandmother is still alive, she.s 102, and she.s from Berlin,. Shortland tells If. .We.ve lived in Berlin on and off for the last six years, our kids went to school there for a while. My German.s still really atrocious but I love living there..
Now the director has shot a feature in the city — adapted by Snowtown.s Shaun Grant from a novel by Melanie Joosten.
Aquarius Films producer Polly Staniford was