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Death of a Golden Boy Ripples Through a Family
(New York Times
review by Stephen Holden)
Like "Ordinary People," "A Year Ago in Winter," adapted by Ms. Link from "Aftermath," a novel by the American author Scott Campbell, is a study of the fallout from unconscious hubris within a family for which failure is not an option....  You could describe this movie by Ms. Link, whose film "Nowhere in Africa" won a 2002 Oscar for best foreign-language film, as a precisely calibrated and persuasively acted mood piece that doesn't throw you a reassuring lollipop.  Read the whole review here.

Posted by Scott Campbell on January 6, 2010 10:37 AM

Film Director Caroline Link - The Tangled Webs Families Weave
In her films the Munich director and Oscar winner, Caroline Link, places great emphasis on the subject of family. She has now made her fourth feature film called "Im Winter ein Jahr" (international title - A Year Ago In Winter) - an intense family drama...

Posted by Scott Campbell on December 18, 2009 11:09 AM

At last: the film is in the US

The film will be showing at MoMA from January 6 - 11, 2010.  See the schedule here.

Posted by Scott Campbell on December 10, 2009 9:19 AM

A Year Ago in Winter has won Finland's second annual Finnkino Prize; the audience voted for their favorite film from eight nominees screened at the Helsinki International Film Festival.

Posted by Scott Campbell on September 29, 2009 10:11 AM

Near as I can tell, since I don't read Italian, A Year Ago in Winter just won the Rosa D'Oro Award in the Schermi d'Amore Film Festival in Verona.  If you know Italian, you can read about it here.

Posted by Scott Campbell on April 30, 2009 9:16 AM

Press Clips for 'Aftermath' and 'A Year Ago in Winter'

This is a long list of links to stories about the book, the film, the director and the film's awards and reviews. You can also read an interview with the director in this PDF:

Interview with the Director

Continue reading Press Clips for 'Aftermath' and 'A Year Ago in Winter'.

Posted by Scott Campbell on April 2, 2009 10:25 PM

Film Awards

I just learned that A Year Ago in Winter, the film that's based on my novel Aftermath, has received a German Film Award nomination for Best Picture of the Year. (The German Film Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars.) It also received nominations for Best Actor (Josef Bierbichler), Best Editing and Best Music.  In the Bavarian Film Awards, held in January, the film won Best Director for Caroline Link and Best Young Performer for Karoline Herfurth.  The film will be released in the US this summer or fall.

Posted by Scott Campbell on March 15, 2009 10:07 PM