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Becoming Astrid (2018)

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Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.
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Alba August ... Astrid
Trine Dyrholm ... Maria Bonnevie
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Magnus Krepper
Björn Gustafsson ... Sture
Marius Damslev Marius Damslev ... Lasse 3 year
Willy Ramnek Petri Willy Ramnek Petri ... Gunnar
Liv LeMoyne Liv LeMoyne ... Saga
Sofia Karemyr Sofia Karemyr ... Madicken
Mira Mitchell Mira Mitchell ... Berta
Maria Fahl-Vikander Maria Fahl-Vikander ... Astrid 1987 (as Maria Fahl Vikander)
Maria Alm Norell Maria Alm Norell ... Olivia
Lars Väringer ... Kak direktor
Eric Ericson ... Läkare (as Eric Ericsson)
Li Brådhe ... Landlady
Sidsel Arnfred Sidsel Arnfred ... Midwife
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Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.

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Biography | Drama

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Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

14 September 2018 (Sweden) See more »

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Astrid See more »

Filming Locations:

Västra Götaland, Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,361, 25 November 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$120,486, 28 March 2019
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2.35 : 1
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Alba August is the daughter of Danish director Bille August and Swedish actress and director Pernilla August. See more »

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28 April 2019 | by Moviegoer19See all my reviews

Not since I was a child have I thought of the name Pippi Longstocking. I don't remember the books, nor did I ever know the name of the author, but as a writer myself I was interested in seeing this movie. I found it very engrossing and educational, both about Astrid Ericsson Lindgren and about Swedish culture in the early twentieth century. (I was so impressed with the scene in which Astrid's father had a completely civil conversation with the man who had impregnated his adolescent daughter.) Though I know nothing about Astrid besides her being the author of Pippi Longstocking, I thought Alba August did an excellent job of playing her. As a veritable child with a baby she couldn't keep, or at least thought she couldn't, she portrayed understandable ambivalence and indecisiveness. She also played her seeming cluelessness about being a mother very well. I also came away with a strong sense of why she became a writer of children's books. It was a worthwhile way of spending a couple of hours.


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