• Astrid / Unga Astrid
  • Astrid / Unga Astrid
  • Astrid / Unga Astrid

Astrid / Unga Astrid

by Pernille Fischer Christensen Gala Premieres

Whether "Pippi Longstocking", "Kalle Blomquist" or "Ronja, the Robber's Daughter", the stories of Astrid Lindgren have shaped and touched upon the childhood hearts of millions of people worldwide. Lindgren's own sheltered childhood in a small-minded Swedish backwater village, however, ended abruptly when she met married newspaper publisher Reinhold Blomberg at the age of 18 and became illegitimately pregnant – a scandalous deed in Sweden in the 1920s. Biopic ASTRID deals with this turbulent time in the life of the later immensely successful author and tells how the young Astrid finds the courage to overcome the hostilities of her environment in order to lead a free, self-determined life as a modern, working woman and mother. Swedish-Danish actress Alba August gives a stunning performance playing the title role in this classically staged biopic.


  • Genre: Biopic
  • Country, Year: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, 2018
  • Runtime: 123 Min
  • Languages: Swedish, Danish
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
  • Cast: Alba August, Maria Bonnevie, Trine Dyrholm, Henrik Rafaelsen, Magnus Krepper
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  • Screenplay: Kim Fupz Aakeson, Pernille Fischer Christensen
  • Cinematography: Erik Molberg Hansen
  • Editors: Åsa Mossberg, Kasper Leick
  • Sound: Henric Andersson
  • Music: Nicklas Schmidt
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  • Producers: Maria Dahlin, Anna Anthony, Lars G. Lindström
  • Co-Producers: Tomas Eskilsson, Josefine Tengblad, Marc Schmiedheiny, Christoph Daniel, Dario Suter, Joel Brandeis, Tomas Radoor, René Ezra
  • Executive Producers: Maria Dahlin, Henrik Zein
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  • Production Companies: Avanti Film, Nordisk Film SE, Film i Väst AB, TV4, DCM, Nordisk Film A/S
  • World Sales: TrustNordisk
  • Swiss Distribution: DCM Film Distribution Schweiz GmbH
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