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Becoming Astrid = Unga Astrid

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In Swedish, with English subtitles.


Alba August, Maria Bonnevie, Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, Henrik Rafaelsen, Björn Gustafsson, Marius Damslev, Willy Ramnek Petri, Liv LeMoyne, Sofia Karemyr, Mira Mitchell.

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Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2019]


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Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.

Bonus features: Press conference from the Berlin film premiere ; photo gallery ; interview featurette with star Alba August and director Pernille Fischer Christensen.

The poignant true story of future Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren, Becoming Astrid follows teenage Astrid as she confronts a restrictive society and an unexpected pregnancy. A budding storyteller eager to break free from her loving but strict religious family in rural Sweden, Astrid takes a job at a local newspaper where she begins to find her voice and quickly attracts the attention of its married editor. When she becomes pregnant, Astrid embarks for Denmark to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly entrusts to a foster mother, Marie. When Marie falls ill, Astrid takes custody of the boy, using her vibrant imagination and storytelling flair to be the mother her child needs and become the author who would be the spiritual mother to generations of children.

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