Becoming Astrid (DVD)
|Language and/or Subtitles:||Swedish|
|Availability:||On Order 6 copies|
SummaryTeenaged Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking, leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves home to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and gift for storytelling to reconnect with her child.
"With a vibrant performance from fresh-faced Alba August as the lead, 'Becoming Astrid' looks sure to become a hot seller and makes one eager for more episodes from Lindgren's astonishingly unconventional life."--Variety
"Yet as 'Becoming Astrid' wends its way, it's also sometimes a sly biopic dare."--Los Angeles Times
"Conventional but well-made."--Hollywood Reporter
|Publisher|| [United States] :Music Box Films,2019.
Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Bjorn Gustafsson, Maria Bonnevie, Magnus Krepper.
Director, Pernille Fischer Christensen.
Swedish, Danish, Swedish audio; English subtitles.
1 videodisc (ca. 123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.