Becoming Astrid

122 minutes - NR

Showings

Lark Theater Fri, Jan 4 1:00 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Jan 6 10:15 AM
Lark Theater Mon, Jan 7 6:15 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Jan 8 8:45 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Jan 14 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Jan 15 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Thu, Jan 17 3:40 PM
Lark Theater Fri, Jan 18 3:30 PM
Lark Theater Sat, Jan 19 10:15 AM
Lark Theater Mon, Jan 21 7:00 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Jan 22 12:50 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Jan 23 10:00 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2018
Rating:NR
Genre:Biography, Drama
Production Country:Sweden, Denmark
Original Langauge:Swedish, Danish
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Pernille Fischer Christensen
Cast:Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Maria Bonnevie
Screenwriter:Kim Fupz Aakeson, Pernille Fischer Christensen
Social Media
Website:https://www.musicboxfilms.com/film/becoming-astrid/

Description

Teenaged Astrid Lindgren (Alba August), who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life with her family in the forests and fields of rural Sweden. Restless and eager to break free from the confines of her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor, Blomberg (Henrik Rafaelsen). After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves her childhood home and goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son, Lasse, whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother, Marie (Trine Dyrholm). Astrid goes into self-imposed exile in Stockholm, refusing Blomberg’s offer of marriage and saving up her paltry salary for visits to see Lasse. When Marie falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. In spite of her struggles, Astrid emerges with a newfound courage that will later form the foundation of a vast and beloved body of work.