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The Dreamer - Becoming Karen Blixen

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Drømmeren – Karen Blixen bliver til
Denmark - 2022
Dunja Gry Jensen

Season 1 - 6 x 45 minutes | World Premiere
In Danish with French and English subtitles
Episodes 1 and 2

The Dreamer - Becoming Karen Blixen is the story of one woman’s struggle to find her place in life while freeing herself from the expectations of family and society. The series takes place in the 1930s and follows Karen Blixen’s return to her childhood home in Denmark after many years in East Africa. Penniless, sick, divorced and with her dreams in ruins, The Dreamer - Becoming Karen Blixen shows Blixen’s journey from her lowest point to becoming a renowned writer. The series includes visualizations of her deepest thoughts and the magical universe of Blixen’s stories as well as flashbacks to her years in East Africa.

Note from the artistic direction
The Dreamer - Becoming Karen Blixen revisits a transitional period in the life of author Karen Blixen, when she had yet to be recognized as an artist, especially for her novel The African Farm. The wonderful Connie Nielsen paints a portrait of a middle-class but humiliated woman, talented but scorned. Sensitive and dreamy.

Technical Sheet

Credits: © Aske Alexander Foss

Original Title
Drømmeren – Karen Blixen bliver til

Created by
Dunja Gry Jensen

Directed by
Jeanette Nordahl

Written by
Dunja Gry Jensen, Per Daumiller

Aske Alexander Foss, DFF

Nicolaj Monberg, Rasmus Gitz-Johansen

Martin Dirkov, Yves Gourmeur

Connie Nielsen, Hanne Uldal, Joachim Fjelstrup, Lene Maria Christensen, Lars Mikkelsen, Solbjørg Højfeldt, Lochlann Ó Mearáin, Johannes Kuhnke

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