The Pact

Denmark, 115m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened February 11–17, 2022

From the Academy Award and Palme d’Or winning director Bille August comes the adaptation of bestselling novel Pagten, a story about world famous writer Karen Blixen. 63-year-old Blixen is at the pinnacle of her fame and next in line to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. It has been 17 years since she gave up her famous farm in Africa only to return to Denmark with her life in ruins. Devastated by syphilis and having lost the love of her life, she has reinvented herself as a literary sensation. She is an isolated genius, however, until the day she meets a talented 30-year-old poet. She promises him literary stardom if he in return will obey her unconditionally even at the cost of him losing everything else in his life. A Juno Films release

In Danish with English subtitles

Official Selection: Göteborg Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Festival

A film by Bille August

A fascinating film that offers a fresh perspective.”

Lois Alter Mark, The Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Those who can appreciate Birthe Neumann’s complex portrayal of a great author… will revel in the story of a friendship with Danish benefits.”

Harvey Karten, Shock Ya!