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Becoming Astrid


The daughter of the famous Swedish childrenā€™s author Astrid Lindgren criticized this biopic for focusing on a chapter of her life that the author was less than willing to talk about. As a teenager Astrid had a fling with the considerably older editor of a local newspaper and gave birth to a boy whom for legal reasons she had to place in the care of a Danish foster family. A highly dramatic part of the budding writerā€™s life, so no wonder thereā€™s a movie. Alba August is excellent in the lead and the film has attractive production values, offering lots of clues for fans of the writer as to what inspired her stories.

2018-Sweden-Denmark. 122 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Pernille Fischer Christensen. Cast: Alba August (Astrid Ericsson), Maria Bonnevie (Hanna Ericsson), Trine Dyrholm (Marie), Magnus Krepper, Henrik Rafaelsen, Bjƶrn Gustafsson.

Trivia: Original title: Unga Astrid. In a few scenes bookending the story, an elderly Astrid Lindgren is played by Maria Fahl Vikander, mother of Alicia Vikander.



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