About the Film
Teenaged Astrid Lindren, who later went on to write the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life with her family in the stunning forests and fields of rural Sweden. Restless and 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. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves her childhood home and goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother. After years, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. In spite of her struggles, she emerges with a newfound courage that will later form the foundation of a vast and beloved body of work.
“With a vibrant performance from fresh-faced Alba August as the lead, “Becoming Astrid” looks sure to become a hot seller and makes one eager for more episodes from Lindgren’s astonishingly unconventional life.”