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Becoming Astrid (2018, Alba August, Maria Bonnevie)



When Astrid Lindgren (creator of Pippi Longstocking) is a young woman just making her way in the world she has a child out of wedlock, and this combination of both miracle and calamity comes to shape her entire life. It’s an event that transforms her into one of the most inspiring women of the age and a storyteller a whole world comes to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decides to break free from society’s norms and follow her heart.

production details
Sweden | 123 minutes | 2018

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Script: Pernille Fischer Christensen, Kim Fupz Aakeson

Alba August as Astrid Lindgren
Maria Bonnevie as Hanna
Trine Dyrholm as Marie
Henrik Rafaelsen as Blomberg
Magnus Krepper as Samuel
Björn Gustafsson as Sture
Maria Alm Norell as Olivia
Maria Fahl-Vikander as Astrid (1987)