Films by Harold Pinter
The Dreaming Child 1997
Producer - Julia Ormond

Based on a short story by Karen Blixen

Not yet filmed

Screenplay by Harold Pinter published in Collected Screenplays 3

Faber and Faber 2000


Julia Ormond commissioned this Pinter screenplay -- a 19th century tale of a mother's failure to love her adopted child -- as part of her 20th Century Fox development deal as producer/director.  Her first offering as producer was the television documentary Calling the Ghost based on two womens' suffering in Bosnia.

Talking about Pinter she told the Evening Standard in October 1997, 'Working with him is the highlight of my career. I think he has done a brilliant script and I hope we will get the green light soon.'


Further Reading

'"My Dark House": Harold Pinter's Political Vision in His Screen Adaption of Karen Blixen's "The Dreaming Child"' by Francis Gillen (Pinter Review 1997-8)

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