KAREN

KAERN

By María PÉREZ

REDANTFILMS S.L - as PROD

Biography - Development 2018

Karen offers a double approach, from fiction and from documentary, to the figure of one of the most interesting writers of the 20th century: Baroness Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen).

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Biography, True Story, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • María PÉREZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Ignacio SALAZAR-SIMPSON (REDANTFILMS S.L)
    • Synopsis
    • Kenya, Ngong Hills. 1931

      The young baroness Karen Blixen is spending her last days in Kenya, before returning forever to Denmark. With her coffee plantation ruined and in a delicate health condition, she takes refuge in her house with the sole company of her faithful Somali servant (Farah) and her young kikuyu chef (Kamante).

      After the tragic events of recent months, she survives preparing her departure and solving the problems that still tie her to the land that she loves: Where will the Kikuyu go when I return to Denmark?
      The visit by two of her best friends in Kenya, Ingrid Lindstrom and Lady Macmillan, will give Karen the chance to relive the happy times that she is about to leave behind. It’s difficult to leave:
      “Does Africa know a song of me?”

      Kenya, Ngong Hills. 2018

      Today, groups of tourists come to the baroness’s old farm on the outskirts of Nairobi, in search of traces of the famous writer.

      The same year in which the film Out of Africa was released, the Karen Blixen Museum was inaugurated in her old home, and the Ngong Hills, formerly a paradise for tribes and wild animals, were transformed into a theme park called “Karen”, in which the city’s upper class lives.
      In the Ngong Hills, the dividing lines between fiction and reality dilute until they become invisible.
    • Partners & financing
    • ICAA (SPAIN)
      EXTREMADURA REGIONAL GOVERNMENT (SPAIN)
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2018
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