The Way We Were Out Of Africa

  |  Buy to Own: 28/07/2008
  |  268 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Two Oscar-winning films directed by the late Sydney Pollack. In 'The Way We Were' (1973), aspiring writer Hubbell Gardiner (Robert Redford) and Jewish political activist Katie Morosky (Barbra Streisand) meet at college in the 1930s. Although attracted to each other, a romance does not ensue. However, they meet again during the Second World War, beginning an affair which eventually leads to marriage. But the relationship comes under strain when Katie begins to feel that Hubbell, pursuing his writing career in California, is beginning to sell out. In 'Out of Africa' (1985), Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) arrives in Africa in 1914 and marries Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke (Klaus Maria Brandauer). Their marriage soon cools into a 'civilised' separation, but Karen finds herself falling in love with the wild, unfamiliar country and its people. Then she meets the handsome, fiercely independent hunter, Denys Finch Hatton (Redford), and a hesitant romance ensues.