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Winter in Wartime Satellite Award nominee

The Dutch feature Winter in Wartime by director Martin Koolhoven is nominated for a Satellite Award, handed out every by the International Press Academy (IPA), a collective of international entertainment journalists. The Satellite Award event will take place on Sunday, December 20, 2009.

Winter in Wartime is competing for the prize for Best Foreign Film together with, a.o. Red Cliff by John Woo, The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke and Broken Embraces by Pedro Almodóvar.

In the Netherlands Winter in Wartime attracted more than 800.000 visitors and had a Box Office of more than €332.000,- in the first weekend of its release on November 27, 2008.

During the Rome International Film Festival (October 15 – 23, 2009) Winter in Wartime was awarded the Silver Marc’Aurelio Award for Best Film in the category 12 years and older and at the Netherlands Film festival the film received three Golden Calves (Best Male Lead, Best Supporting Actor and Best Production Design).

Winter in Wartime is also the Dutch Academy Award Submission for Best Foreign Language Film. 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.

Winter in Wartime is based on the best seller and much awarded novel ‘Oorlogswinter’ by former Dutch politician Jan Terlouw. 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.

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).