September 28, 2014
Directed by Cate Shortland
Germany, 2012, 108 minutes
German with English subtitles
Abandoned by their Nazi parents at the end of WWII, five German siblings, led by 14-year-old Lore, embark on a harrowing journey across their country. When they encounter Thomas, a Jewish refugee, Lore is wracked by conflicting emotions. This lyrical coming-of-age tale provides an unforgettable look at the human legacy of the Holocaust.
Introductory remarks by Jennifer Kapczynski, associate professor of German, Washington University. Dr. Kapczynski’s research focuses primarily on 20th century literature and film. She is the author of The German Patient: Crisis and Recovery in Postwar Culture (2008) and the co-editor of A New History of German Cinema (2012).