Becoming Astrid
Becoming Astrid

Physical Description
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Bonus features: Press Conference from the Berlin film premiere ; Photo gallery ; Interview featurette with star Alba August and director Pernille Fischer Christensen.

Personal Subject
Lindgren, Astrid, 1907-2002-Drama.

Subject Term
Authors, Swedish -- Drama.
Mothers and sons -- Drama.

Feature films.
Biographical films.

Added Author
Christensen, Pernille Fischer, 1969-
August, Alba, 1993-
Dyrholm, Trine, 1972-
Gustafsson, Björn, 1986-
Bonnevie, Maria, 1973-

Added Corporate Author
Music Box Films

More Information

Teenaged Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking, leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from 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 home to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and gift for storytelling to reconnect with her child.

System Details
DVD; region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (Swedish), dual layer, NTSC.

Language Note
In Swedish dialogue; with English subtitles.

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Valley Library (Lakeland)DVDDVD FICTION BEC01Checked Out