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Karen Blixen - behind her mask

Morten Henriksen, Denmark, 2011

54 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Bag Blixens maske
Other titles Karen Blixen - behind her mask
Keywords Blixen, Karen, Litterature, Henriksen, Aage, Danish litterature
Director Morten Henriksen
Screenplay Bo Persson
Producer Karen Baumbach
Director of Photography Jan Weincke, Morten Søborg, Dan Laustsen, Jon Bang Carlsen
Appearances Aage Henriksen, Birthe Neumann, Ole Lemmeke, Hjalte Larsen
Production country Denmark
Production companies No Exit Production
International sale DR TV / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 2644 / dr@dr.dk / dr.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Danish theatrical release 05.05.2011
Cinemas Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Biffen (Aalborg), Øst for Paradis (Århus)
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7

Companies

Production companies No Exit Production

Instruktion

Direction Morten Henriksen
Assistant director Anton Brandt Thykier
Assistant director Frida Paustian
Interview consultant Peter Øvig Knudsen
Voice coach Jens Arentzen

Manus

Screenplay Bo Persson
Storyboard Aksel Michael Jensen
Script consultant Mogens Rukov

Produktion

Producer Karen Baumbach
Post-producton coordinator Silke Indra
Production coordinator Hans Bülow Ungfelt

Foto

Cinematographer Jan Weincke
Cinematographer Morten Søborg
Cinematographer Dan Laustsen
Cinematographer Jon Bang Carlsen
Steadicam Edvard Friis-Møller
Visual consultant Krass Clement
1st assistant camera Søren Berthelin

Lys

Gaffer Michel Copeland
Gaffer Noah Lynnerup
Gaffer Morten Jensen

Klip

Editor Henrik Vincent Thiesen
Editor Anne Østerud
Editor Klaus Heinecke
Assistant editor Silke Indra
Editing supervisor Anders Refn
Editing supervisor Per K. Kierkegaard

Musik

Composer Søren Siegumfeldt

Produktionsdesign

Production designer Käthe Stovgaard Kofoed
Assistant set designer Lea Sorth Kjær
Assistant set designer Stephan H. Jensen

Kostumer

Costume on set Louize Nissen
Costume on set Anne-Dorthe Eskildsen

Makeup

Makeup artist Charlotte Laustsen

Lyd

Sound Jan Juhler
Sound mixer Jan Juhler

Visual effects

Graphic design Flemming Dupont
Graphic design Rasmus Lange
Colorgrading Adelsteinn Hallgrimsson

Medvirkende

Appearance Aage Henriksen
Karen Blixen Birthe Neumann
Aage Henriksen Ole Lemmeke
Morten som 5-årig Hjalte Larsen
Morten som 11-årig Simon Rafstrup Forchhammer
Morten som ung mand Adam Henriksen
Yogalærerinde Gerd Møller Kristensen
Eli Wamberg Peter Tage Hansen
Appearance Sune Berthelsen
Appearance Merete Bagger Madsen
Appearance Peter Stampe Langballe
Appearance Sanne Brixen
Appearance Jacob Friis Kjærgaard

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Wellington - New Zealand Film Festival 2012-07-19
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012-01-27
Amsterdam, IDFA 2011-11-16
Det Danske Filminstitut registrerer international festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, dog primært de titler, som Filminstituttet varetager i sin festivaldistribution, og primært i forbindelse med de festivaler, som Filminstituttet har prioriteret at samarbejde med. Registreringen af festivaldeltagelse og priser til danske film, der ikke er i festivaldistribution, foretages kun for "launch"-festivaler ifølge Filminstituttets prioriterede festivalliste. Se listen over prioriterede festivaler.

Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Johan Schmidt Larsen 2012-01-27
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Daniel Oehrstroem 2011-06-18
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Kristeligt dagblad 2011-06-10
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2011-05-13
Anmeldelse Information Lars Movin 2011-05-09
Artikel Information Lasse Lavrsen 2011-05-07
Artikel Information Lasse Lavrsen 2011-05-07
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Daniel Oehrstroem 2011-05-07
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad Daniel Oehrstroem 2011-05-07
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jeppe Krogsgaard Christensen 2011-05-05
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2011-05-05
Anmeldelse Metroexpress Mia Brygger 2011-05-05
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Johannes H Christensen 2011-05-05
Anmeldelse Politiken Soeren Vinterberg 2011-05-05
Artikel Kristeligt Dagblad 2011-05-03
Artikel Politiken Kim Skotte 2011-05-01
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Torben Weirup 2011-01-06
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Ebbe Iversen 2010-12-27
Artikel Børsen Boersen 2010-12-07