Becoming Astrid - (Unga Astrid)

Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen
Biopic | Sweden, Germany, Denmark | 2018 | Swedish, Danish | 123' | 18+

Show times

13 November 08:00 PM
16 November 04:00 PM
A biopic depicting the early years of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, the world's third most-translated children's writer, credited for more than 100 books, including Pippi Longstocking. The teenaged Astrid Lindgren leads a carefree life with her family in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her strict religious upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its editor, Blomberg. When she becomes pregnant, Astrid makes a momentous decision: she refuses to marry him and instead decides to take care of herself and her son Lasse on her own.

Official Selection (Berlinale Special Gala) – Berlin IFF 2018

Alba August, Henrik Rafaelsen, Trine Dyrholm