Willeke van Ammelrooy
Willeke van Ammelrooy
Willeke van Ammelrooy in 1973
Life and career
Van Ammelrooy has acted on stage as well as in films. She participated in 27 movies. Her first film was Mira in 1971.
Success with Antonia's Line
She later starred in the award-winning feminist film Antonia's Line, which tells the story of an independent woman who, after returning to the anonymous Dutch village of her birth, establishes and nurtures a close-knit matriarchal community.
She received positive reviews and the Golden Calf for Best Actress for her performance and the film enjoyed critical success, including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards. Emanuel Levy, writing for The Advocate, wrote "It's easy to see why" the film was winning awards in festivals, calling it "an enchanting fairy tale that maintains a consistently warm, lighthearted feel," and Willeke van Ammelrooy wonderful. Janet Maslin of The New York Times called it "a work of magical feminism." The film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People's Choice Award.
Van Ammelrooy is married to the Dutch opera singer Marco Bakker.
- Het Glazen Huis (2004–2005)
- Mira (1971)
- L'assassino... è al telefono (1972)
- De inbreker (1972)
- Frank en Eva (1973)
- Dakota (1974)
- Help! de dokter verzuipt (1974)
- Alicia (1974)
- La Donneuse (1975)
- L'arrière train sifflera trois fois (1975)
- L'amour au trousses (1975)
- O.Q Corral (1975)
- Wan Pipel (1976)
- Grijpstra en de Gier (1979)
- Een vlucht regenwulpen (1981)
- Het dak van de walvis (1982)
- De Lift (1983)
- Herenstraat 10 (1983)
- Ciske de Rat (1984)
- Op hoop van zegen (1986)
- Koko Flanel (1990)
- Alleen maar vrienden (1992)
- Antonia's Line (1995) (Oscar for best foreign movie)
- Lijmen/Het Been(2001)
- De Schippers van de Kameleon (2003)
- De duistere diamant (2004)
- The Lake House (2006)
- Bride Flight (2008)
- The Hell of '63 (2009)
- Bride Flight (2011)
- Life Is Wonderful (2018)
- Emanuel Levy, "A fairy tale," The Advocate, March 5, 1996, p. 64.
- Maslin, Janet (2 February 1996). "A Line of Strong Women With Faith in Destiny". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
- Guthmann, Edward (14 February 1996). "Antonia's' Tangled Line". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- "Antonia's Line". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
- 5th ShortCutz Amsterdam Annual Awards
- Dutch Short Films Are the Focus - Shortcutz Amsterdam Go Social Film Magazine. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
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