OUT OF AFRICA

Director:
Sydney Pollack
Lenght:
2.41
Year:
1985
Casts:
  • Robert Redford
  • Meryl Streep
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer
Country:
USA, UK
Language:
English, Swahili
Subtitles:
English, Estonian

Screening

  • 13.08 kell 23:30 Tartu Town Hall Square

Synopsis

Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. The two continue on until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth.

The film is based loosely on the autobiographical book Out of Africa written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen), which was published in 1937, with additional material from Dinesen’s book Shadows on the Grass and other sources. The film received 28 film awards, including seven Academy Awards.