Karen Blixen - behind her mask / Bag Blixens maske

Morten Henriksen (DK, 2011)

Bag Blixens maske (Morten Henriksen, DK, 2011)

A film about Karen Blixen's friendship with the devil. In public Karen Blixen described herself as a "story-teller", but within a small inner circle - amongst others, the young man of letters, Aage Henriksen - she talked about herself as "the devil's mistress" and thanked him for his ability to convert everything into stories. Were her opinions pure literary ornament, metaphors for well-known phenomena, or did they have a deeper meaning? These questions led the later professor of literature, Aage Henriksen, onto a harrowing journey, which put him in connection with a number of occult phenomena. As a confidant on this journey, Aage Henriksen had his ten-year-old son, Morten. Today Morten Henriksen is the film's director and he wants to get answers to all the questions which have accumulated over the years, while his father was still alive.

CategoryDK/Documentary - Portrait films

Basic information

Danish titleBag Blixens maske
ScreenplayBo Persson
ProducerKaren Baumbach
SoundJan Juhler
Production designerKäthe Stovgaard Kofoed
Danish theatrical release05.05.2011
Production countryDenmark
Duration54 min.
Production companyNo Exit Production
International saleDR TV / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / DK-0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 2644 / dr@dr.dk / dr.dk
Festival informationDanish Film Institute
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Additional information

Danish ratingNot recommended for children under 7

Full credits

Morten HenriksenDirection
Anton Brandt ThykierAssistant director
Frida PaustianAssistant director
Peter Øvig KnudsenInterview consultant
Jens ArentzenVoice coach
Bo PerssonScreenplay
Mogens RukovScript consultant
Karen BaumbachProducer
Silke IndraPost-producton coordinator
Hans Bülow UngfeltProduction coordinator
Jan WeinckeCinematographer
Morten SøborgCinematographer
Dan LaustsenCinematographer
Jon Bang CarlsenCinematographer
Krass ClementVisual consultant
Søren Berthelin1st assistant camera
Electrical dept.
Silke IndraAssistant editor
Anders RefnEditing supervisor
Per K. KierkegaardEditing supervisor
Production design
Käthe Stovgaard KofoedProduction designer
Lea Sorth KjærAssistant set designer
Stephan H. JensenAssistant set designer
Louize NissenCostume on set
Anne-Dorthe EskildsenCostume on set
Charlotte LaustsenMakeup artist
Jan JuhlerSound
Jan JuhlerSound mixer
Visual effects
Flemming DupontGraphic design
Rasmus LangeGraphic design
Aage HenriksenAppearance
Birthe NeumannKaren Blixen
Ole LemmekeAage Henriksen
Hjalte LarsenMorten som 5-årig
Simon Rafstrup ForchhammerMorten som 11-årig
Adam HenriksenMorten som ung mand
Gerd Møller KristensenYogalærerinde
Peter Tage HansenEli Wamberg
Sune BerthelsenAppearance
Sanne BrixenAppearance
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 19-07-2012
Göteborg International Film Festival 27-01-2012
Amsterdam, IDFA 16-11-2011

Registration of festival participation and awards

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Press material

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BagBlixensMaske. Group photo Photo: Jan Weincke. Bag Blixens Maske. Morten Henriksen, Birthe Neumann and Ole Lemmeke.
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BagBlixensMaske. Morten as a boy Photo: Jan Weincke. Bag Blixens Maske. Morten Henriksen as a boy
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BagBlixensMaske. Portrait of director Morten Henriksen Photo: Fonlevphoto. Bag Blixens Maske. Director Morten Henriksen.
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BagBlixensMaske. Priority still Photo: Rie Nissen. Design by Flemming Dupont. Bag Blixens Maske. Priority still
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BagBlixensMaske. Aage Henriksen Photo: Sune Magyar. Bag Blixens Maske. Aage Henriksen in front of picture of Blixen.
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BagBlixensMaske. Aage on the bridge Photo: Framegrab. Bag Blixens Maske. Birthe Neumann and Ole Lemmeke as Karen Blixen and Aage Henriksen.
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Reviews and articles

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schmidt Larsen, 27 January 2012)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Øhrstrøm, 18 June 2011)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Dagblad, 10 June 2011)

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Green Jensen, 13 May 2011)

Anmeldelse (Information - Movin, 9 May 2011)

Artikel (Information - Lavrsen, 7 May 2011)

Artikel (Information - Lavrsen, 7 May 2011)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Øhrstrøm, 7 May 2011)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Øhrstrøm, 7 May 2011)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Krogsgaard Christensen, 5 May 2011)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Schantz Lauridsen, 5 May 2011)

Anmeldelse (Metroexpress - Brygger, 5 May 2011)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Christensen, 5 May 2011)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Vinterberg, 5 May 2011)

Artikel (Kristeligt Dagblad - Dagblad, 3 May 2011)

Artikel (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 1 May 2011)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Weirup, 6 January 2011)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Iversen, 27 December 2010)

Artikel (Børsen, 7 December 2010)

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