Original title: Becoming Astrid Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen Cast: Alba August, Maria Bonnevie, Trine Dyrholm, Henrik Rafaelsen, Magnus Krepper, Björn Gustafsson Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden Year of production: 2018 Length (min): 123 Language: Danish, Swedish Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: CinemArt a.s. Section: Northern Lights Sponsors: Dánské velvyslanectví, Městská knihovna v Praze
Pippi, Emil and the children of Bullerby are iconic characters that resonate with children and parents all over the world, and they are all the children of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren. Few of us however know of her tumultuous youth, and this biopic gets up close and personal to the legend and forerunner of female empowerment. A heart wrenching portrait of the dilemmas of an emerging artist and mother.