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Cate Shortland

“One of the hardest things for me is having to discuss, quote unquote, the state of Australian cinema. I don't want to talk about that, because I'm a film-maker. I don't make films for any reason outside of personal ones. I feel like a fraud if I talk about the industry, because my industry is me and the people I work with and a couple of film-makers. It's not a factory.”

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    SOMERSAULT

    Cate Shortland Australia, 2004

    Australian star Abbie Cornish had her breakout in this finely tuned coming-of-age drama about live-wire sexuality and the innocence behind it. At home, it set a record by clean-sweeping the Australian Film Institute awards; overseas, Cornish was scooped up by Hollywood.

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    LORE

    Cate Shortland Germany, 2012

    This ambitious sophomore feature from Cate Shortland arrived some 8 years after her sensuous debut, Somersault. With an enigmatic score from Max Richter and a powerhouse lead in newcomer Saskia Rosendahl, Lore sees an impressionistic study in collective guilt emerge from the dissolving fog of war.

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