Sydney Pollack directs this sweeping romantic drama based on the memoirs of Danish writer, Isak Dinesen.
Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen, the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women, the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-spirited British hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford). While enduring her husband's infidelities and the eventual destruction of their beloved land, she entertains Denys and befriends the workers.