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Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid) (NR)

Release date: January 13th, 2019

Run time: 2 hr. 3 min.

Direction: Pernille Fischer Christensen

Genres: Drama

Synopsis: Sun Jan 13 – BECOMING ASTRID – 2 hr 3 min. Alba August stars as teenaged Astrid Lindren, who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series. Eager to break free from the confines of her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor, Blomberg (Henrik Rafaelsen). After Astrid becomes pregnant, she goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son, Lasse, whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother, Marie (Trine Dyrholm). When Marie falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. In spite of her struggles, Astrid emerges with a newfound courage that will later form the foundation of a vast and beloved body of work. “’Becoming Astrid’ looks sure to become a hot seller and makes one eager for more episodes from Lindgren's astonishingly unconventional life.” –Alissa Simon, Variety.