The Story of my life: a film about Hans Andersen

Denmark, 1955

Film
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The life of Hans Christian Andersen. The son of a poor cobbler, he becomes Denmark’s national poet. The film reveals the strange childhood from which he derived the whimsy and fantasy of his fairy tales. As a boy of fourteen, he went to Copenhagen, bent on achieving fame in one way or another. He failed to impress the theatrical producers but obtained a scholarship from the King of Denmark. Soon he was writing short stories, plays, poems, novels and fairy tales.

Credits

co-director

Erik Witte

Jorgen Roos

production company

Dansk Kulturfilm

Teknisk Film

Language

English

Duration

00:26:40:00

Colour

Black and White

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