English and Danish version on VHS and DVD:
Karen Blixen – Storyteller adds vital pieces to the jigsaw puzzle 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 several talk shows. A number of her close Danish friends also appear: Thorkild Bjørnvig,
poet and author of The Pact about his friendship with Blixen, Aage Henriksen, professor of literature and author of several
books on Blixen, Knud W. Jensen, founder of Louisiana, the celebrated museum of modern art, Nils Carlsen, who was a boy at
Rungstedlund, and her sister-in-law Jonna Dinesen.
BEST PORTRAIT FILM AT ODENSE international FILM FESTIVAL 1996.
Direction, speak and production: CHRISTIAN BRAAD THOMSEN
Camera: HENNING KRISTIANSEN
Editing: AGI DUDAS
Sound: JENS BANGSHOLT, NIELS ARNT TORP
Music: HAYDN, TJAJKOVSKI, HÄNDEL, MOZART, SCHUBERT
Produced by KOLLEKTIV FILM ApS
in co-production with Statens Filmcentral, DR/TV Fakta, The Ministry of Education
and with the support of The Danish Film Institute, Augustinus Foundation and EEC Media Project for the Creative Documentary
Running time: 90 minutes
Danish and English subtitles.
"Fantastic film about Karen Blixen. At the same time tender, admiring and full of humour. She would have liked it." –
Karen Syberg, Information.
"An absolutely wonderful, elegant and very funny film." – Anne Marie Gregersen, BT.
"She sparkles with an almost unearthly force. So beautiful, so wise, such a brillant storyteller." – Jonna Gade,
"A sharp and profound film with a surprisingly strong element of humour." – Kim Skotte, Det fri Aktuelt.
"A beautiful and often delightful and moving portrait." – Jens Andersen, Weekendavisen.
"A sober, decent and sometimes both funny and moving film, a first class document, an important film." – Henrik Wivel,