Plus Q + A with author Rachel Seiffert
Doors open 7:30 for a 7:45 start.
£5/£3 under 16
West Side Cinema welcomes Rachel Seiffert, author of THE DARK ROOM on which LORE is based, for an after screening Q + A.
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 WWII, leads her siblings through a devastated and defeated nation. Shortland’s attention to detail and the beauty of the imagery she creates in her account of a national psyche brainwashed to believe in their own supremacy, only to confront the horror that resulted, is filled with brilliance and surprise in equal measure.
‘A frank and brave film… Saskia Rosendahl is stunning’ Cath Clarke, TIME OUT
‘…it’s both grim and gripping with a great turn from the promising Rosendahl’ Anna Smith, EMPIRE
‘…conveys both an individual’s experiences and a powerful sense of a ruined nation’. TOTAL FILM
‘…overflowing with poetry’. GUARDIAN
Rachel Seiffert was born in Oxford in 1971 to a German mother and Australian father, and now lives in London. She has published two novels and a collection of short stories Her books have received widespread critical acclaim including Booker and Orange Prize nominations, a Best of Young British Novelists Award and a citation from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Dark Room was her first novel and was inspired by family stories, particularly her mother’s experiences as a young girl raised in a Nazi household.