THE DREAMER - Becoming Karen Blixen

Official Selection for Competition at Canneseries 2022

FACTS

Title: THE DREAMER - Becoming Karen Blixen
Original title: DRØMMEREN - Karen Blixen bliver til
Creator: Dunja Gry
Director: Jeanette Nordahl
Cast: Connie Nielsen, Lars Mikkelsen, Lochlann Ó Mearáin, Johannes Kuhnke, Hanne Uldal
Genre: Drama
Duration: 45 min per episode
Episodes: 6
Language: Danish
Additional Languages: English
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Dunja Gry, Per Daumiller
Cinematographer: Aske Alexander Foss
Editor: Nicolaj Monberg, Rasmus Gitz-Johansen
Production Company: Zentropa Episode ApS
Producers: Marie Cecilie Gade, Karoline Leth, Charlotte Hjordt
Production year: 2022
Budget EUR: 9.8M
Status: Completed

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 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”.

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