Becoming Astrid

Unge Astrid


Saturday, Nov. 3 at 12:00pm
Friday, Nov. 9 at 2:35pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

“Becoming Astrid” tells the moving true story of the formative years of world-renowned children’s author Astrid Lindgren, creator of Pippi Longstocking. A nuanced exploration of parenthood, empathy, and artistry, the film follows the teenaged Astrid as she navigates life as a young mother following an affair with the editor of her small-town newspaper. Variety writes: “The biopic ‘Becoming Astrid’ is a gorgeous piece of heritage filmmaking that chronicles a character-forming period in the young life of the Swedish writer born as Astrid Ericsson, who would go on to worldwide fame as Astrid Lindgren, one of the most beloved children’s authors ever. Doing right by this national treasure in her most formative stage, Danish helmer Pernille Fischer Christensen and her longtime co-writer Kim Fupz Aakeson credibly prove that the eventual creator of ‘Pippi Longstocking’ and ‘Ronia the Robber’s Daughter’ was as strong and determined as her characters.”

123 min.
Danish & Swedish

Directed by

Pernille Fischer Christensen



Film Category

International Spotlight Women in Film Spotlight


Family Issues Literature Women's Issues


Biopic Historical Drama

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