Memento Films picks up US rights of Lore

MUMBAI: The distribution rights of forthcoming film Lore by Australian director Cate Shortland, set in the aftermath of World War Two Germany, for the US has been picked up by Music Box through France-based international sales agent Memento Films.

The film, an adaptation of Rachel Seiffert‘s The Dark Room is the story of Lore, a young German girl who must get her four younger siblings to her grandmother on the other side of the country after her Nazi parents are arrested by Allied Forces
Lore is a co-production between Australia, Germany and the UK, produced by the Australian Porchlight Film‘s Liz Watts as well as British producer Paul Welsh and German producers Karsten Stoter and Benny Drechsel.
Averred Watts, "I‘ve not worked with Music Box before, but we‘re keen to be in their catalogue. They‘ve done a lot of foreign films like they did the release of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

She said the size of the release in the US would depend on the launch of the film internationally. "We will work with Memento in regards to presenting it. It is German language film in a US market. It will be an appropriate release," she added.
Internationally, the film has also sold into Benelux to ABC, Brazil to Mares Filmes, to South Korea‘s Linetree, Isreal‘s Lev and to Colombia/Central America‘s Cineplex.

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