Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid)

  •   Pernille Fischer Christensen
  •   Sweden, Germany, Denmark
  •   Spotlight: Women in Cinema
  •   Biopic, Coming of Age, Women's Experiences


“A gorgeous piece of heritage filmmaking.” –Variety

This biopic chronicles a character-defining period in the life of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the much-beloved children’s author of Pippi Longstocking. As a teenager, Astrid’s family encourages her creativity, allowing her to work at the local newspaper. But seduced by her boss and bearing his child, Astrid must learn to fend for herself as a young woman—and proves to be just as strong, determined, and resilient as her greatest fictional heroine.

  •  Swedish with subtitles
  •  123 minutes


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