Karen Blixen

Director: Nick Lichtenberg

Institute History

  • 1987 Sundance Film Festival


A small gem of a film. This documentary footage of Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), author of Out of Africa and Seven Gothic Tales was filmed in 1953, when the author was sixty-eight, as she tours her garden at Rugstedlund, north of Copenhagen. Elegant and composed, interviewed by Danish author Karl Bjarnhof, she speaks eloquently of her African experiences and her relationship with Denys Finch-Hatton.

— Karen Cooper

Screening Details


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