Astrid / Unga Astrid
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Astrid / Unga Astrid

by Pernille Fischer Christensen

Country / Year
Sweden, Germany, Denmark / 2018
Duration
123 Min.
Languages
Swedish
Danish
Subtitles
GermanGerman
French
Genre
Biopic
Tags
Portrait
Arts & Culture
Family
Direction
Pernille Fischer Christensen
Cast
Alba August,
Maria Bonnevie,
Trine Dyrholm,
Henrik Rafaelsen,
Magnus Krepper

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.

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