Karen Blixen - Storyteller

Christian Braad Thomsen, Denmark, 1995

90 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Karen Blixen - Storyteller adds vital pieces to the jigsaw of Karen Blixen's (Isak Dinesen) enigmatic personality. The film includes hitherto unknown shots from the author's triumphal tour of the US in 1959, where she took part in talk shows and related anecdotes from Africa and Rungstedlund. A number of her close friends also appear: Thorkild Bjørnvig, a poet, Aage Henriksen, a professor of literature, Blixen's sister-in-law Jonna Dinesen, Knud W. Jensen, the founder of Louisiana, the celebrated museum of modern art, and Nils Carlsen, who was a boy at Rungstedlund. The Blixen mosaic is rounded off with old and new footage from Rungstedlund, and generous passages from her celebrated writings.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Karen Blixen - Storyteller
Danish title Karen Blixen - Storyteller
Keywords Litterature, Blixen, Karen
Director Christian Braad Thomsen
Screenplay Christian Braad Thomsen
Director of Photography Henning Kristiansen
Editor Agi Dudas
Sound Jens Bangsholt, Svend Abrahamsen
Appearance Thorkild Bjørnvig, Niels Carlsen, Jonna Dinesen, Aage Henriksen
Production country Denmark
Production company Kollektiv Film
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film
International sales Kollektiv Film ApS
Technical info color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 20.10.1995
Cinemas Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Øst for Paradis (Århus)
TV release 05.10.1996, DR 2
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Kollektiv Film
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film


Direction Christian Braad Thomsen


Script Christian Braad Thomsen


Production Christian Braad Thomsen


Cinematography Henning Kristiansen


Editing Agi Dudas


Sound Jens Bangsholt
Sound Svend Abrahamsen


Appearance Thorkild Bjørnvig
Appearance Niels Carlsen
Appearance Jonna Dinesen
Appearance Aage Henriksen
Appearance Knud W. Jensen

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Genre Award 1996 Odense Internationale Film Festival 1996

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Athens Olympia Int. Film Festival For Children and Young People 2006-09-30
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