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KAREN

María Pérez Sanz | Spain | 2020 | 65 min.
O.V. in Spanish subtitled in English
Karen

In this film, Christina Rosenvinge is Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen), a free and adventurous woman who is the author of the extraordinary famous Out of África. María Pérez Sanz (in her first fiction feature after Malpartida Fluxus Village) builds an intimate, elegant and delicate portrait of Blixen’s recent times in Africa through vignettes of crystalline light punctuated by the music of Rosenvinge herself. Especially the particular relationship between Karen and her Somali servant Farah Aden: a friendship ahead of their time, in which those differences that seem unsolvable (a European woman in a position of power and an African man) are dissolved against an ancestral understanding.

Direction: María Pérez Sanz
Script: María Pérez Sanz, Carlos Egea
Cinematography: Ion de Sosa
Music: Christina Rosenvinge
Sound: Miguel Caprara, Roberto Fernández
Cast: Christina Rosenvinge, Alito Rodgers Jr., Isabelle Stoffel
Production: Ignacio Salazar-Simpson, Ricardo Marco Budé, Irene Ramos Ballesteros, Cristina Hergueta Garde, Bárbara Gut
Production Company: redantfilms, Obra La Belleza AIE, Siete Hachas