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Screening: The Pact (2021)

It’s 1948 and sixty-three year-old OUT OF AFRICA author Karen Blixen (pen name: Isak Dinesen) is a lonely literary sensation devastated by syphilis and mourning her lost love, until she meets talented thirty year-old poet Thorkild Bjørnvig. She offers him a Faustian bargain and promises him stardom if he will obey her unconditionally. As her demands become more and more pernicious, Thorkild much choose between Blixen’s promise of fame or his wife and young son.

From director Bille August (PELLE THE CONQUEROR) comes this sterling adaptation of Bjørnvig’s bestselling memoir.

Saturday, February 19th | 1:30pm | $10; $8 for SCC and Library members | tickets here

*advanced tickets, proof of vaccination, and masks required*

Director: Bille August. Denmark, 2021, 115 min. In Danish with English subtitles presented in conjunction with the Scandinavian Library.