Caroline Link is one of Germany’s most successful film directors and is known for great storytelling. She is diverse and open in her film works, she focuses on social issues through out time.
Her debut film, Beyond Silence (1996), about the daughter of a deaf couple who falls in love with music, received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. In 2001, she took home the same Oscar for her emigration drama, Nowhere in Africa. Family, childhood, and coming of age are central themes that run throughout Link’s work. Her film adaptation of the young adult novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, by Judith Kerr, is being released now.
Link’s early work includes the short film Bunte Blumen, from 1988. She was a co-director on the documentary film Das Glück zum Anfassen (1989). For Bavaria Film, she wrote two screenplays to the detective series Der Fahnder (The Investigators).