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Becoming Astrid (2018)Becoming Astrid (2018)

Becoming Astrid (2018)

A story that works well even without being a biopic

Drama, History

7.1

movie

Denmark, Germany

Danish, Swedish

Inspiring, Lovely, True-story-based

2018

Female director, Pernille Fischer Christensen

Alba August, Björn Gustafsson, Henrik Rafaelsen

123 min

Synopsis

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. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart.

Our Take

7.1
Bilal Zouheir

This Swedish movie is the story of Astrid Lindgren, one of the most translated children book writers of all time. Her work of over 100 books includes Pippi Longstocking and The Brothers Lionheart.

Away from the quiet existence of the characters she would later create, Astrid had a turbulent life. Her troubles start when she falls for the editor of the paper she worked at when she was young, a man 30 years her senior. This results in an unwanted pregnancy and Astrid is pushed to immigrate.

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