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989 Ratings

Out of Africa

Directed by Sydney Pollack
United States, 1985
Drama, Biography, Romance


In 1914, Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman, runs a coffee plantation in Kenya with her philandering husband.

Out of Africa Directed by Sydney Pollack

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1986 | 7 wins including: Best Picture

1986 | 4 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Critics reviews

When a director – even an estimable one like Pollack – has digested so many advertising procedures, there are shots he no longer knows how to direct. And when the Baroness kills a lion, we need at least one slow motion to understand what happened. Sometimes a little bit of “cinema” emerges, haphazardly.
October 11, 1988
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