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      Becoming Astrid

      Released Nov 23, 2018 2 hr. 3 min. Biography History Drama TRAILER for Becoming Astrid: Trailer 1 List
      97% 33 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Depicting the early years of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, the world's third most-translated children's writer, credited for more than 100 books, including "Pippi Longstocking," "Emil of Lönneberga," and "The Six Bullerby Children." Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 04 Buy Now

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      Becoming Astrid pays tribute to a beloved character's creator with a biopic that proves the story behind the scenes is just as timelessly engaging.

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      richard c Interesting look into Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren's maybe most influential part of her life. Terrific performance by Alba August playing Astrid. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Wonderful movie with great performances. Really interesting to learn about Astrid's life and the hardships she faced. It was bittersweet in that it was hard to see her strained relationships and how they affected her. I was a little disappointed that it didn't touch on how she became a writer, but I think that was intended. The lead actress was wonderful. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review william k This movie settles on a (rather dark) segment of the famous children's author's biography and does so with commitment, good period details and especially with some extraordinary performances. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Perfectly competent biopic, well judged tone and charming performance. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/11/19 Full Review Audience Member Mycket vacker film som får mig nu, som vuxen att känna mig närmare Astrid. Även fast jag först va besviken över hur liten bit av hennes liv filmen tog sig an, så gillar jag den. Jag vill bara veta mer och komma den människa jag kände mig nära som barn även nära nu som vuxen Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Beth S The soundtrack, the story, and the acting were beautiful and complex, compelling and understated. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/25/19 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow AWFJ.org 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. Nov 23, 2021 Full Review 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. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 6, 2018 Full Review 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. Rated: 3.5/4 Dec 6, 2018 Full Review Cate Marquis AWFJ.org Becoming Astrid is a gorgeous, polished, warm film that tells a bittersweet yet inspiring untold story of an author whose name we know well, as a young woman finding her own power and her way freedom. Nov 23, 2021 Full Review Jennifer Merin AWFJ.org Danish filmmaker Pernille Fischer Christensen's Becoming Astrid is a compelling truth-based biopic. Nov 23, 2021 Full Review MaryAnn Johanson AWFJ.org What a lovely film, and such a rare and welcome one about a female misfit. Nov 23, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Depicting the early years of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, the world's third most-translated children's writer, credited for more than 100 books, including "Pippi Longstocking," "Emil of Lönneberga," and "The Six Bullerby Children."
      Director
      Pernille Fischer Christensen
      Executive Producer
      Suzanne Glansborg, Henrik Zein
      Screenwriter
      Pernille Fischer Christensen, Kim Fupz Aakeson
      Distributor
      Music Box Films
      Production Co
      Nordisk Film Production [dk], Avanti Film, DCM Productions, Film i Väst
      Genre
      Biography, History, Drama
      Original Language
      Swedish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 23, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 19, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $118.5K
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