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      A Year in Winter

      2008 2h 9m Drama List
      Reviews 87% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An artist (Josef Bierbichler) befriends a troubled dancer (Karoline Herfurth) while painting her portrait for her grieving mother (Corinna Harfouch). Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An art-house film about the power of perception in viewing a portrait painting. Rated: B May 21, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The movie portrays the relation inside a family and between the daughter and a painter who has received the order to do a portray of the daughter and her dead brother... It benefits from the strong performance of the main actors (Mrs. Herfurth, Mrs. Harfouch, Mr. Zischler and especially Mr. Bierbichler). Directed by the Oscar-winning director Caroline Link the movie shows the fragile relations. The main critic I have is the strange and unnecessary love-relationship between Lilli and Aldo. This movie is definitely worth watching and a good example for German quality cinema! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Location: Vancouver Time: Winter, 2010 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member “A Year Ago in Winter” is a tenderly powerful drama about death, loss and grief. Josef Bierbichler is wonderful in his role as an artist paid to do a painting of a dead boy and his living sister, who he forms a complicated relationship with. The sister is portrayed by Karoline Herfurth, who is absolutely phenomenal in a difficult role. This film ultimately travels very deep within its characters, exposing them as raw, complex individuals who feel absolutely believable and organic. When beautiful cinematography, melancholic music and a dynamic story structure are combined with such exceptional character content, the result is a devastatingly strong movie that makes you think about the biggest questions in human life. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Though beautiful and at times touching, the movie really doesn't take the viewer anywhere. Sidetracks in abundance while the main plot falls short. Could have been half the length. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A superb movie about death, suicide and overcoming pain and loss. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Very beautiful, stunning visual experience- art direction (sets, properties, colors, lights, etc), cinematography, photography & screen layout. Except still a bit slow & mild, a melancholic, moody, mesmerizing narrative with decent actings. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An artist (Josef Bierbichler) befriends a troubled dancer (Karoline Herfurth) while painting her portrait for her grieving mother (Corinna Harfouch).
      Director
      Caroline Link
      Screenwriter
      Caroline Link
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2019
      Runtime
      2h 9m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
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