TV. When I sit down on the couch, due to the fatigue of the work for the tax society, i get some clear examples of the cinematographic actuality: themes associated with formless clips, full of visual and dramatic effects, that both draw to feelings as to photoshop and camera shake. The banality of bad.
I suppose Lore's beauty could be held against it (or her), but I think that would be missing the point, or at least a point, and not a bad one. The film doesn't flinch from ugliness and horror. By casting and lingering on Rosendahl the way she does, Shortland suggests the simultaneously heartbreaking and reassuring persistence of beauty in the world, no matter how fallen, along with its infinite corruptibility.
Un sobresaliente trabajo de Cate Shortland, en el cuál la cineasta australiana logra una contundente reflexión sobre el sin sentido de la guerra, la intolerancia y la deshumanización inherente a cualquier bando en conflicto desde el punto de vista de los vencidos, en un film de satisfactoria complejidad narrativa y gélida belleza audiovisual.
A welcome exploration of an underexplored part on the German front at the very end of World War 2. However, it lacks the distinctive virtuoso qualities of two masterpieces dealing with similar themes from other nations: namely the hallucinogenic horror of "Come And See" or the superb balance between light and dark of "Grave Of The Fireflies".
The compelling and emotionally harrowing tale of a parent-less German family on the run at the end of WW2. Shortland goes in strong and tackles the subject of an irreparable broken psyche as told through the eyes of a 15 year old, imbuing it with superb performances and wonderfully tactile imagery. My only small gripe was the repetitive score. A perfect example of how to tell a big story on a low-budget. 4.5 stars
Beautifully portrayed journey of a young woman from Nazi youth to disgust at what her country had done. But what does one do when one comes out of denial and realization far ahead of one's country folks?
An interesting take on a post-war film focusing heavily on the children on the wrong side of the war. Their journey is a tough one not only physically but with coming to terms with the atrocities that their parents hid them from. I have to say this is my new favorite Australian film, Cate Shortland handles the plot, score and beautiful cinematography expertly.