Berlin Syndrome

“Be careful who you trust” seems to be the overarching theme of Berlin Syndrome, a new suspense thriller from director Cate Shortland that debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It stars Teresa Palmer (Lights Out) as an Aussie photographer who, while on vacation in Berlin, hits it off with a charming local (Max Riemelt). But things quickly go south when he locks her in his apartment and won’t let her leave. Watch the Berlin Syndrome trailer below. Read More »

Berlin Syndrome

Given that the Sundance Film Festival consists of literally hundreds of screenings, it’s an inevitability that something will go wrong at some of them. On Friday night, the world premiere of Cate Shortland‘s Berlin Syndrome was hit with spectacularly bad luck when the DCP projection froze roughly 5 or 10 minutes before the ending, leaving star Teresa Palmer to explain the ending to a bemused audience.  Read More »

Lore is quickly becoming one of the more talked-about indies of the year. Australian director Cate Shortland (Somesault) made the film, and co-wrote the film with Robin Mukherjee, based on part of Rachel Seiffert’s novel The Dark Room.

The film follows a young woman and her siblings as they flee to safety across ruined Germany in the wake of Hitler’s death. Their parents were fervent Nazis, and as the children cross their country, they face horrific truths about what has been done in the name of the cause their parents believed in.

This trailer for Lore shows off the film’s often exquisite cinematography, and will give you a sense of how that journey plays out. Read More »