Becoming Astrid (Unga Astric)

Pernille F. Christensen | 2018 | 123 min | Sweden | English subtitles


Roslyn Cinemas Fri, Nov 9, 2018 7:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Drama
World Cinema
Release Year:2018
Running Time:123 minutes
Premiere Status:Long Island Premiere
Production Country:Sweden
Original Language:Swedish
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Alba August
Maria Bonnevie
Trine Dyrholm
Henrik Rafaelsen
Magnus Krepper
Björn Gustafsson
Maria Fahl Vikander
Director:Pernille Fischer Christensen
Producer:Anna Anthony
Maria Dahlin
Lars G. Lindström
Screenwriter:Kim Fupz Aakeson
Pernille Fischer Christensen
Cinematography:Erik Molberg Hansen
Editing By:Tess Lindberg
Kasper Leick
Åsa Mossberg
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Date Search:Fri. 11/9
Venue:Bow Tie- Roslyn
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The early life of Astrid Lindgren, the internationally beloved creator of 'Pippi Longstocking' is recounted in this gorgeous period drama. Astrid’s talent as a writer became apparent in her youth, earning her an internship at the local newspaper in Vimmerby, Sweden, by the tender age of 18. Working for charismatic editor Reinhold Blomberg, who shares her belief in freedom, modernity and the future; Astrid’s gifts are promoted and her writing flourishes, but she also begins an intimate relationship with him. Unwilling to bring shame on her devoutly religious parents, Astrid leaves her life behind in order to care for herself and her son alone. This decision comes to transform her into one of the most inspiring women of our age, a young woman who, despite the expectations of her time, broke free from society's norms to follow her heart. Joyous, heartbreaking and incredibly moving, Becoming Astrid is for Longstocking readers and non-readers alike in this story of a woman who stood up to, and broke down, the social barriers of her time.

“Doing right by this national treasure in her most formative stage, Danish helmer Pernille Fischer Christensen and her longtime co-writer Kim Fupz Aakeson credibly prove that the eventual creator of “Pippi Longstocking” and “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter” was as strong and determined as her characters.” 

“A gorgeous piece of heritage filmmaking.” –Variety