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Home > Screenings > Viaplay Group > The Dreamer - Becoming Karen Blixen

Director: Jeanette Nordahl

Producer: Marie Gade, Charlotte Hjordt, Karoline Leth, Zentropa Episode

Executive Producer: Marlene Billie Andreasen, Anders Kjærhauge, Connie Nielsen, Camilla Rydbacken, Filippa Wallestam

Writer: Dunja Gry Jensen, Per Daumiller, Karoline Leth, Connie Nielsen

Cast: Connie Nielsen, Hanne Uldal, Lars Mikkelsen, Solbjørg Højfeldt

Genres: Drama


6x50’

'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. 

The Dreamer – Becoming Karen Blixen is based on an idea by Connie Nielsen and Karoline Leth. The series is inspired by Karen Blixen’s life and letters and with excerpts from her short story “The Dreamers”.