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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up

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Rome reveals 'slimmer' line-up
Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.

Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.

Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.

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Cinema D’Oggi

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Keeper wins big at Swiss Film Awards

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Keeper wins big at Swiss Film Awards
I Am The Keeper, Dreamland and Father’s Garden win at Swiss Film Awards; First Saas-Fee Filmfest honours Soldate Jeannette and Love Steaks.

Sabine Boss’ I Am The Keeper (Der Goalie bin ig) was the big winner at this year Swiss Film Awards in Zurich, picking up four prizes for Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Marcus Signer) and Best Film Score after being nominated in seven categories.

The production by C-Film Ag and Carac Film, based on the eponymous novel by Pedro Lenz about an ex-junkie’s past catching up with him as he tries to find a way back into normal life, was released by Ascot Elite Entertainment Group in cinemas in the German-speaking part of Switzerland on Feb 6 and has already posted over 68,000 admissions.

The members of the Swiss Film Academy voted to give the Quartz trophy for Best Actress to Ursina Lardi for her performance as a prostitute in Zurich in [link
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Competition: Win 'Lore' on Blu-ray

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With Lore (2012), Australian writer and director Cate Shortland offers a unique perspective on the nature of collusion with this story of a young German girl who, at the end of the Second World War, leads her siblings through a devastated and defeated nation. To celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray rerelease of Shortland's moving drama on 27 May, starring an exceptional Saskia Rosendahl, we've kindly been provided with Three Blu-ray copies of Lore to give away to our readers, courtesy of the fantastic team at UK distributor Artificial Eye. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Stranded with her younger siblings after their Nazi parents (Ursina Lardi, Hans Jochen Wagner) are imprisoned, Lore (Rosendahl) leads the remains of her family across war-torn Germany in 1945. To survive the children
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Lore (review)

Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go. Except this ain’t no fairy tale... unless it is, perhaps, a hint of the beginnings of a new mythology of darkness and light, of scary childhood and even scarier adolescence giving way to a resigned, grieving adulthood. Lore (newcomer Saskia Rosendahl, who reminds me a young Connie Nielsen), perhaps 14 or 15 years old, is abandoned with her four younger siblings, one still a babe in arms, by their parents; yes, in the deep dark woods. It’s for the children’s safety, since Mom (Ursina Lardi) and Dad (Hans-Jochen Wagner) -- he’s a Nazi officer; it’s hinted that she may be some sort of Mengele-esque doctor or scientist -- must turn themselves in to the occupying American forces, now that the Fuhrer is dead. Mom says she’s coming back, but Lore knows better, and
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Lore Review

Director: Cate Shortland

Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs, Andre Frid, Mika Seidel, Nick Holaschke, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner

Running Time: 109 minutes

Synopsis: In spring 1945, the German army collapses. As the Allied forces sweep across the Motherland, five children embark on a journey which will challenge every notion we have of family, love and friendship.

Australian Cate Shortland first came to prominence with Somersault (2004), that also brought Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington to the fore. Shortland has adapted Rachel Seiffert’s ‘The Dark Room’ short story for Lore and she also directs again but, this time, powerfully explores a very different world in a devastatingly stirring Germany-set drama in the final days of World War II.

When Lore’s (Saskia Rosendahal) SS parents are taken into custody, she must lead her siblings to the safety of their grandparent’s home from the Black Forest to Hamburg, some 600 miles away,
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Exclusive: Lore 'You Smell Like Death' Clip

Exclusive: Lore 'You Smell Like Death' Clip
The year is 1945. Left to fend for herself when her SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, Lore, a fourteen-year-old German girl (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), must lead her four siblings on a harrowing journey across a devastated country. When she meets the charismatic and mysterious young refugee Thomas, (Kai-Peter Malina) Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of hatred and desire as she must put her trust in the very person she was always taught to hate in order to survive. We have an exclusive clip from this harrowing drama as it makes its way into theaters this weekend. Watch as Lore explains to the lonely old man under the bridge what became of her Nazi parents in this taut historic tale filled with drama and suspense.

Lore - Exclusive "You Smell Like
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Lore Movie Review 2

Lore Movie Review 2
Title: Lore Director: Cate Shortland Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, André Frid, Mika Seidel, Kai-Peter Malina, Nick Holaschke, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner The Holocaust is perhaps one of the most frequent film topics, both in the United States and internationally. Most films about the subject take place during the era of Nazi power, many seen from the perspective of the Jews and other victims, and others, such as The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Good, looking in from the outside. Lore, the 2012 Oscar submission for Best Foreign Film from Australia, showcases the aftermath of the liberation of Germany by American troops as seen through the eyes of the  [ Read More ]

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Lore | Review

When we first meet Lore (Saskia Rosendahl), she seems innocent enough. She is taking a bath when her father (Hans-Jochen Wagner) -- an officer in the SS who has been off at war -- arrives at their home in a military vehicle. Lore runs over to the bathroom window, naked and sopping wet, to see what is going on. By the time Lore gets dressed and scampers downstairs, her family has already commenced packing their belongings. The Allied forces have taken control of Germany, so Lore's mother (Ursina Lardi) must hide her family in a secluded cabin, while her husband goes off to face the punishment of the American military. It is not long before Lore's mother must join her husband, leaving Lore as the sole teenage guardian of her young siblings. Lore must not only accept the fact that her parents are gone forever, but also that
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Lore Movie Review

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Lore Movie Review
Title: Lore Music Box Films Director: Cate Shortland Screenwriters: Cate Shortland, Robin Mukherjee from Rachel Seiffert’s novel “The Dark Room” Cast: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi, Hans-Jochen Wagner Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 11/14/12 Opens: December 28, 2012 limited. February 8, 2013 wide. Perhaps this question is naïve: how did the Germans like being defeated in World War II? We know how Frau Magda Goebbels felt. As she wrote to one of her sons, then in a Pow camp in North Africa, ”Our glorious idea is ruined and with it everything beautiful and marvelous that I have known in my life. The world that comes after theFührer [ Read More ]

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Tiff 2012: ‘Lore’ a solid, if occasionally muddled, Holocaust movie

Lore

Directed by Cate Shortland

Written by Cate Shortland and Robin Mukherjee

Australia/United Kingdom/Germany, 2012

Carrying her infant brother in her arms, Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) and her siblings enter a building full of displaced people. The atmosphere is depressive, filled with the angst and despair of its occupants. Her baby brother is crying with hunger, but she can’t feed him. At only fourteen, she’s too young to breastfeed, and doesn’t know how.

Lore finds a woman with a child of her own and offers her some jewelry to act as a wet nurse. She obliges and proceeds to feed him. The crying stops, but Lore just stands there, weighed down by her sudden and unversed burden to sustain her brother’s life. Her mother used to breastfeed him, but she, and Lore’s father, was arrested. They were both Nazis. So is Lore.

Flash back to the beginning of the film.
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Lore (2012) Movie Trailer, Poster, Photo: Saskia Rosendahl

Lore Trailer, Poster, Photo. Cate Shortland‘s Lore (2012) movie trailer, movie poster, movie photo stars Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, André Frid, Ursina Lardi, and Philip Wiegratz. Lore‘s plot synopsis: “In spring 1945, the German army collapses. As the Allied forces sweep across the Motherland, five children embark on a journey which will challenge every notion we [...]

Continue reading: Lore (2012) Movie Trailer, Poster, Photo: Saskia Rosendahl
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Tiff 2012 Gala and Special Presentation Films Announced

Toronto – On July 24th, Piers Handling, CEO and Director of Tiff, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, unveiled some of the films that will headline the 37th Toronto International Film Festival.

According to Bailey, Tiff 2012 will include the “most diverse Gala programme to date with films from Japan, China, India, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy, USA and Canada”.

Handling describes this year’s festival as looking “particularly strong” with a wide variety of work from “established and emerging filmmakers.”

Toronto audiences will be first in line to see many “exciting and prestigious films” with further announcements slated in the coming weeks. Until then, here is a sample of what you can expect to see:

Looper (Opening Night film, World Premiere)

Rian Johnson, USA

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels

Directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom), Looper is a futuristic action thriller set in a
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Tiff 2012 Gala and Special Presentation Films Announced

Toronto – On July 24th, Piers Handling, CEO and Director of Tiff, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, unveiled some of the films that will headline the 37th Toronto International Film Festival.

According to Bailey, Tiff 2012 will include the “most diverse Gala programme to date with films from Japan, China, India, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy, USA and Canada”.

Handling describes this year’s festival as looking “particularly strong” with a wide variety of work from “established and emerging filmmakers.”

Toronto audiences will be first in line to see many “exciting and prestigious films” with further announcements slated in the coming weeks. Until then, here is a sample of what you can expect to see:

Looper (Opening Night film, World Premiere)

Rian Johnson, USA

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Jeff Daniels

Directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom), Looper is a futuristic action thriller set in a
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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2012: #41. Cate Shortland's Lore

#41. Lore Director: Cate ShortlandWriter(s): Shortland and Robin MukherjeeProducers: Porchlight Films' Liz Watts, Paul Welsh, Rohfilm's Karsten Stoeter & Benny DrechselDistributor: Rights Available The Gist: Based on the book by Rachel Seiffert and written by Cate Shortland and Robin Mukherjee, set in Spring of 1945, as the German front collapses, the Allied forces take control over Hitler’s country. With her Nazi parents imprisoned, 14-year-old Lore is left alone in charge of her four young siblings...(more) Cast: Saskia Rosendahl and Ursina Lardi List Worthy Reasons...: It's been a long, very long eight years since she dropped Somersault upon art-house patrons. Once again employing the unknown young actress in the lead, this multi-territory co-production is a heftier and I don't think will have any resemblance to her 2004 debut (I recall a more gloomy, low budget aesthetic) this could make for a potentially engrossing watch with young leads surviving WW2. Release Date/Status?
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First Look: Saskia Rosendahl & More In Cate Shortland's Post-wwii Drama 'Lore'

Here's the first look at the young cast including lead Saskia Rosendahl in Cate Shortland's highly anticipated follow-up to Cannes-hit "Somersault" with a German-language adaptation of Rachel Seiffert's post-wwii drama novella "Lore." The story follows the titular fourteen year old daughter (Rosendahl) of an SS officer who, in the absence of her parents, is forced to guide her brothers and sisters on a 900 km journey across war-ravaged Germany to their grandparent's home. Nele Trebs (”Die Tür”), Kai Malina (”The White Ribbon”) and Ursina Lardi (”Songs Of Love And Hate”) co-star as three of Rosendahl's four siblings. Also featured are…
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Cate Shortland’s Lore begins in Germany

Director Cate Shortland (Somersault) has begun shooting new feature film Lore in Germany.

A co-production with Germany and with UK participation that stars Saskia-Sophie Rosendahl and Ursina Lardi (The White Ribbon), it is produced by Liz Watts (Animal Kingdom, The Home Song Stories) British producer Paul Welsh (Skeletons) and German producers Karsten Stoter and Benny Drechsel (A Mysterious World, Jaffa).

Based on Rachel Seiffert’s Booker-nominee novel The Dark Room, Shortland adapted if for the screen with British writer Robin Mukherjee.

Lore is set in the spring of 1945 as the German front collapses and the Allied forces take control over Hitler’s country. With her Nazi parents imprisoned, 16-year-old Lore is left in charge of her four young siblings. Embarking on a journey across the devastated country, the children struggle to survive. And Lore has to learn to trust a person whom she had always been told was the enemy.
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Casting: White Ribbon star joins The Face; Thandie Newton joins Good Deeds

While most people may not know his name, it appears as though those within the film world have definitely taken notice.

Coming off a fantastic turn in Michael Haneke’s brilliant film, The White Ribbon, actor Chritstian Friedel, along with Ribbon co-star Ursina Lardi, will be teaming with both Ulrich Thomsen and Thomas Thieme in the upcoming WWII thriller, The Face, according to Variety.

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'The White Ribbon' Star Christian Friedel Toplines Post-wwii Thriller 'The Face'

'The White Ribbon' Star Christian Friedel Toplines Post-wwii Thriller 'The Face'
Christian Friedel and Ursina Lardi, co-stars of the Michael Haneke film "The White Ribbon," will team once again alongside Ulrich Thomsen and Thomas Thieme in an upcoming post-wwii thriller penned by J. Frank James to be helmed by Markus Imboden. The film follows the story of "an amnesiac whose only clue to his true identity is the concentration camp uniform he's wearing" which sounds like a fairly nuanced role that should suit Friedel--that stage actor who made his excellent film debut as the narrator and protagonist of Haneke's Palme d'Or winning film. Thomsen, who recently starred in Susanna Bier's Oscar-nominated…
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Christoph Waltz Gives an Award for a Change

receving awards for Inglourious Basterds, is now giving them out. There he is (left) giving Best Actress to barefoot Sibel Kekilli at Germany's Oscars "The Lolas". I've never seen anyone accepting a Best Actress trophy while barefoot before but I hope to see someone do so sometime real soon.

If you've never heard the name Sibel Kekilli before, please do yourself a favor and rent Fatih Akin's erotic drama Head On (aka Gegen die Wand) She's got thunderclap force in that movie.

The Winners

Picture (Silver), Editing & Score: Hans-Christian Schmid's Storm, a war crime drama

Picture (Bronze) & Actress: When We Leave starring Sibel Kekilli

Supporting Actor: Justus von Dohnnanyi in Men in the City.

Children's Film: Lena Olbrich & Christian Becker's Vorstadtkrokodile which translates to something like Suburban Crocodiles

Documentary: Ernst Ludwig Ganzert and Ulli Pfau's The Heart of Jenin about a Palestinian father who donates his
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The White Ribbon Ties It Up to DVD and Blu-ray on June 29th

You can bring home Michael Haneke's new film home on both DVD and Blu-ray at the end of June. The White Ribbon will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on June 29. The standard DVD will be priced at $28.95 Srp while the Bd will be priced at $38.96 Srp. We don't have any cover art images as of yet but you can take a look at the special features below. The film stars Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur, Ursina Lardi and Burghart Klau&#195&#376ner.

On the eve of World War I, strange accidents in a small Protestant village in Northern Germany involve the children and teenagers of a choir run by the schoolteacher and their families. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery as these events gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual.

Special Features:

Making of White
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