Smart schoolboy Simon Lambertson (17) dates classmate Holly Elman. Her mother, school psychologist Lydia, who defended class rebel Simon against expulsion for repeated mischief, and forced ... See full summary »
Ditte and Louise are two middle-aged actresses and best friends. Together they form a comedy duo, which travels around the country. Louise has accepted that the entertainment industry can't... See full summary »
Anders W. Berthelsen
As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer (Jens) and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ... See full summary »
The plot consists of different course of events, feelings and colorful pictures in a staggering tale of war, rivalry, betrayal and forbidden love. A story that lies in events recounted by descendants of Ninni and John's reality.
The screenplay was written by director Pernille Fischer Christensen and co-written by her husband Kim Fupz Aakeson, who also writes children's books just like the main character Astrid Lindgren. See more »
After the dance scene at the beginning of the movie it is mentioned that Astrid is 16 years old, which would set the story into 1923/4. The song that the band is playing is "Yes Sir, That's My Baby", first released b Gene Austin in 1925. See more »
Wonderful! Exquisitely made, with charm and grace. I was drawn right in and intensely entertained
I'm from the US, with my own cultural pre-sets for entertainment and narratives (can't help it!). This Swedish movie was nonetheless easy for me to identify with and get deeply engrossed by. Yes, it tracked Astrid and the characters in her life a little differently from I'm used to - but that only added to its charm and intrigue. Young star Alba August incredibly portrayed Astrid at various ages - and not as a stunt of fancy make-up, but as a real and vivid character growing and evolving. I can totally see the Astrid in this movie creating Pippi Longstocking my own kids, and the world, loved.
Back to the "other culture" Swedish thing - I found I could not predict each new development at all - but I also resonated with each new phase, and understood and identified with each aspect, some rather poignant, of Astrid's life. Lastly, while some foreign movies can be depressingly heavy and dull, Becoming Astrid was bright, loving, and intensely enjoyable.
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