She had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills. Meryl Streep trots out a classic performance in this 1985 Oscar-winner about Isak Dineson/Karen Blixen, a writer who lived in Africa for a short time and experienced all manner of adventure and heartache, dutifully recorded in this Sydney Pollack epic. Works well as a stepping stone between Lawrence of Arabia and The English Patient, if you can ignore the awful bluescreening.