German 'Winter' calls Link


COLOGNE, Germany -- Caroline Link, a foreign-language Oscar winner in 2003 with "Nowhere in Africa," is returning to Germany for her new film, "Im Winter ein Jahr" (A Year in Winter), an adaptation of the Scott Campbell novel "Aftermath."

The project, which will be produced by Constantin Film and Bavaria Filmproduktion, tells the story of a painter who develops a special bond with a young woman whose portrait he is commissioned to paint.

Link wrote the screenplay to "Im Winter," which was initially conceived as her English-language debut. Instead, the film will be shot in German this year and star German actors Josef Bierbichler, Karoline Herfurth, Corinna Harfouch and Hanns Zischler.

Constantin production head Martin Moszkowicz will produce together with Bavaria's Uschi Reich.

Constantin Film will release the drama in Germany.