OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid)
DIRECTOR : Pernille Fischer Christensen
COUNTRY : Sweden
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 123min
Nu Metro 6, 14 Oct @ 2.30pm | SK Nouveau 5, 12 Oct @ 10am
When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society’s norms and follow her heart.
Transatlantyk Festival: Lodz 2018
Transatlantyk Distribution Award -New Cinema
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Pernille Fischer Christensen´s debut film A Soap (2006) had its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2006 where it was awarded a Silver Bear – the Jury Grand Prize – and the Best Debut Film Award. Her second feature, the critically acclaimed Dancers, premiered in 2008. In 2011 Pernille once again experienced success in Berlin, when A Family was honored with the acclaimed FIPRESCI prize. In 2014 Someone You Love (2014) premiered at the Berlinale.