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December 5 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Screening Wed. Dec. 5, 7:15 p.m.
Audience Award 2018 Chicago Film Festival
Audience Award 2018 Mill Valley Film Festival
“The biopic BECOMING ASTRID is a gorgeous piece of heritage filmmaking that chronicles a character-forming period in the young life of the Swedish writer born as Astrid Ericsson, who would go on to worldwide fame as Astrid Lindgren, one of the most beloved children’s authors ever. Doing right by this national treasure in her most formative stage, Danish helmer Pernille Fischer Christensen and her longtime co-writer Kim Fupz Aakeson credibly prove that the eventual creator of “Pippi Longstocking” and “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter” was as strong and determined as her characters.” – Alissa Simon, Variety
“Absorbing! Alba August is high-spirited, rebellious, and resourceful.” – Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
“An empathetically-told story…a beguiling performance from Alba August as the girl who survives a wrenching transition into a woman and a mother.” – Wendy Ide, Screen Daily
Language: Swedish; Danish (English subtitles)