New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 118

Berlin Syndrome SHARE BUTTON In her previous two films, Aus- tralian director Cate Shortland notably mined outstanding per- formances from then unknown young female leads - Abbie Cor- nish in her 2004 debut Somer- sault and Saskia Rosendahl in her 2012 sophomore effort Lore, the latter sadly disappearing off the scene soon after. With her third NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 by Eric Hillis feature, an adaptation of author Melanie Joosten’s novel Berlin Syndrome, her lead is this time an established actress, Holly- wood star Teresa Palmer, but with Shortland taking her to places we haven’t seen the Aussie actress venture before, it almost feels like we’re being introduced to a fresh new talent here. INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 118