Winter in Wartime Dutch Oscar Entry
WINTER IN WARTIME by Martin Koolhoven Dutch Academy Award Submission for Best Foreign Language Film
The Dutch feature film WINTER IN WARTIME, based on the best seller and much awarded novel 'Winter in Wartime' ('Oorlogswinter'), by former politician Jan Terlouw and directed by Martin Koolhoven (BONKERS, HAPPY FAMILY, SSCHNITZEL PARADISE), will be the submission from the Netherlands for the Academy Award category “Best Foreign Language Film”.
WINTER IN WARTIME had a Box Office of more than €332.000,- in the first weekend of its release and earned a Golden Film Award for over 100.000 tickets sold in the Netherlands within nine days since its theatrical release on November 27, 2008.
WINTER IN WARTIME is produced by Isabella Films (Els Vandevorst, THE SOUTH) and Fu Works (San fu Maltha, BLACK BOOK) in co-production with Prime Time (Antonino Lombardo).
The story is set during the last cold winter of the Second World War in the Netherlands. Suddenly 14-year-old Michiel becomes responsible for the care of a British pilot. This turns out to be more dangerous than he could ever imagine.
Young Dutch actor Martijn Lakemeier who makes his screen debut in WINTER IN WARTIME is starring together with award-winning actors such as Jamie Campbell Bower (SWEENEY TODD), Yorick van Wageningen (THE NEW WORLD, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK), Dan Van Husen (BAND OF BROTHERS, ENEMY AT THE GATES) and national famous actors such as Melody Klaver, Raymond Thiry, Anneke Blok and Tygo Gernandt.
On February 2, 2010, the nominations for the Best Foreign Language Film Award will be announced. The Oscars will be awarded on March 7, 2010.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences