Rolf Winters is a prominent Dutch film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his critically acclaimed feature films, such as “De Storm” (2005), “The First Grader” (2010), and “The Resurrection of a Bastard” (2014).
Winters was born in Amsterdam in 1967. He studied film at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam and graduated in 1991. After graduation, he worked as an assistant director on several television and film productions, including “De Storm” and “The First Grader”.
In 1998, Winters wrote and directed his first feature film, “Schemer”, which was well-received in the Netherlands. The film was nominated for a Golden Calf – the Dutch equivalent of an Academy Award – for Best Film.
In 2005, Winters wrote and directed “De Storm”, a film about a group of Dutch citizens in the midst of a natural disaster. It was a critical success and won several awards, including the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
Winters went on to direct “The First Grader” in 2010, a film about a Kenyan man who enrolls in primary school at the age of 84. The film was a hit in the Netherlands and was nominated for a Golden Calf for Best Film.
In 2014, Winters wrote and directed “The Resurrection of a Bastard”, a film about a young man who is released from prison and finds himself caught up in a web of crime and corruption. The film was again a critical success and won several awards, including the Golden Calf for Best Film.
Winters continues to write and direct films, and is considered one of the most talented and influential Dutch filmmakers of his generation. He is known for his ability to tell stories that are both entertaining and thought-provoking, and his films often explore themes of morality, justice, and relationships.