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15 Ratings

Becoming Astrid

Unga Astrid

Sweden, Germany, 2018
Biography, Drama


When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life.

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Becoming Astrid Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen

Critics reviews

As Astrid, Alba August is high-spirited, rebellious, and resourceful; Maria Bonnevie as her strict mother shows where the writer got her backbone; and Henrik Rafaelsen as Astrid's undeserving lover delineates a seducer whose urbanity masks a woeful ineptitude.
October 09, 2018
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Bracketed by scenes filled with the voices of children as the aging Lindgren reads her fan mail, “Becoming Astrid” transforms teenage trauma into the wellspring of a lifelong gift. That life, should Christensen care to mine it, contains more than enough material for a sequel.
November 22, 2018
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This film about an exemplary woman, made by women, is as much a pleasure as it is a lesson.
November 23, 2018
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