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‘Lore’ to rep Australia for Acad consideration

German-lingo pic will vie for foreign-language Oscar

SYDNEY — Helmer-scribe Cate Shortland’s German-language WWII survival story “Lore” will be Australia’s entrant into the foreign Oscar race.

Co-produced by Down Under’s Porchlight, Germany’s Roh Films and U.S. shingle Edge City Films, “Lore” follows teenager Hannilore (Saskia Rosendahl) who, after her Nazi parents are imprisoned in 1945, leads her younger siblings across war-torn Germany to a relative’s home. Pic is one section of a novel by U.K.-German author Rachel Seiffert.

“Lore” preemed at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival and will be released Down Under by Transmission Films on Thursday. Stateside distrib is Music Box Films.

Pic is the first Aussie entry since 2010 when it submitted “Samson and Delilah,” by indigenous helmer Warwick Thornton, which was in the Aboriginal dialect of Warlpiri.

A change in Academy rules on language makes Shortland’s film eligible for Oscar consideration as an Australian film.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the five nominees for foreign-language film on Jan. 15.

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