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Becoming Astrid
Unga Astrid TBA
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Stars: Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Henrik Rafaelsen
Genre: Biography, Drama
Duration: 123 minLanguage: Swedish with English subtitles

A peek into the life of Astrid Lindgren, celebrated author of the popular Pippi Longstocking series. As a young girl, Astrid never had a fairy-tale upbringing and always sought to break religious and societal norms in her day. Her only source of comfort - her young son whom she was separated from while in her self-imposed exile in Stockholm. When her son's foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her storytelling and imagination to reconnect with him - nurturing a new-found courage that late formed the foundation of her vast body of beloved work, and one of the most innovative women of her time.