Caroline Link, German director, born in Bad Nauheim in 1964.
Caroline Link belongs to a generation of filmmakers who were active after the fall of the Berlin Wall and who (following the German New Wave) question the collective memory of National Socialism and its survivors. Nowhere in Africa (2001) is an emblematic film that deals with the comparative history of the exile of Jewish populations and colonialism. Winning multiple awards at the German Oscars, this ambitious film offers an alternative to the Hollywood aesthetic, particularly through its handheld shots. From 2000, Link’s work has been supported by a public policy that targets high-calibre national production that is rigorous yet accessible for audiences. Her body of work favours initiatory tales, based on funny and moving young characters – from Beyond Silence, nominated at the Oscars for Best Foreign Film in 1998; to When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, with box office sales of almost a million Germans in 2019.
Bunte Blumen (1988) - Glück zum Anfassen (1989) - Sommertage (1990) - Au-delà du silence (1996) - Annaluise et Anton (1999) - Nowhere in Africa (2001) - Im Winter ein Jahr (2008) - Fugues marocaines (2013) - Der Junge muss an die frische Luft (2018) - Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl (2019)