Becoming Astrid Trailer & Clips


Becoming Astrid (also know as Unga Astrid) full movie is released on Sep 14, 2018. Watch Becoming Astrid online - the Swedish Biography movie from Sweden , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $970,990. Becoming Astrid is directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen and created by Kim Fupz Aakeson with Alba August and Maria Bonnevie. Becoming Astrid is available online on Hoopla and Kanopy.

Astrid Lindgren is shown growing up with her parents, brother, and two sisters in the countryside near Vimmerby Sweden on their farm, from age 16 up: going to church, attending dances, helping on the farm. She is offered an internship with the local newspaper after they publish her essay. She has an affair with the unhappily-married, older newspaper editor. When she becomes pregnant, he sends her to Stockholm for secretarial school. She gives birth in Denmark to help him avoid divorce complications and ultimately decides not to marry him. She falls out with her family over her decision to keep her child and not leave him with his foster mother. She continues to work as a secretary in Stockholm in an auto club and finally affords her own flat. When her boy finally comes to live with her, he is several years old. In the end, she reconciles with her family and they welcome their grandson home.

As know as:

Unga Astrid, Astrid, Приказка за Астрид, Unga Astrid, リンドグレーン

Release Date:

Nov 23, 2018

Release Date (Streaming):

Mar 19, 2019


Sweden, Denmark


Swedish, Danish

Stream Service:

Music Box Films

Production Companies:

Nordisk Film Production Sverige AB, Avanti Film, DCM Pictures

Official Site:

Official site

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Nell Minow
Spirited by Alba August, with gorgeous cinematography and meticulous period detail, the film gives us an absorbing look at Lindgren's early life and a glimpse of her influence on generations of children.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 23, 2021
Josh Kupecki
Austin Chronicle
Becoming Astrid's saving grace is Alba August. She is in almost every frame of this film, and gives life to what, on paper, amounts to a Lifetime channel biopic.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 06, 2018
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Throughout "Becoming Astrid," August acquits herself brilliantly; the woman we come to know is a tangle of impulses and qualities, and feels vibrantly alive.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 06, 2018

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