Adventurous, introspective, and romanesque is how one would describe the works of Karen Blixen, one of the most popular Danish authors of the 20th century. The screen adaptation of his book Out of Africa by masters of direction such as Orson Welles and Sydney Pollack is particularly noteworthy. Looking deep within her discovery of the dark continent and her own extreme experience with disease, this unique woman’s works present an intimate understanding of Africa, still torn between the wounds of European colonialism and an inevitable emancipation. Building on her travel journals, her drawings, her exchanges, and her photos of Kenya and Denmark, this film revisits an exceptional destiny that gave us the key to deciphering today’s Africa.
|Cinematography||Nicolas Le Gal|
Luchino Visconti (2016) ; Orson Welles, autopsie d’une légende (2015) ; La vie en vrac (2012) ; Une maison, un écrivain : Nathalie Sarraute, la datcha de Chérence (2011) ; Une maison, un écrivain : Jean Cocteau, le refuse (2011) ; Un écran nommé désir (2006) ; Vaslav Nijinski, une âme en exil (2000) ; Chaliapin: The Enchanter (1998)