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Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.
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Credited cast:
Alba August ... Astrid
Trine Dyrholm ... Marie
Maria Bonnevie ... Hanna
Björn Gustafsson ... Sture
Magnus Krepper ... Samuel
Henrik Rafaelsen ... Blomberg
Eric Ericson ... Doctor (as Eric Ericsson)
Ola Normelli ... Train conductor
Maria Fahl-Vikander Maria Fahl-Vikander ... 1987 Astrid (as Maria Fahl Vikander)
Casper Kjær Jensen ... Boy in Vimmerby (as Casper Kjær Jensen)
Mads Korsgaard ... (voice)
Lars Väringer ... Kak direktor
Liv LeMoyne Liv LeMoyne ... Saga
Maria Alm Norell Maria Alm Norell ... Olivia
Sofia Karemyr Sofia Karemyr ... Madicken


Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.

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Biography | Drama


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Sweden | Denmark


Danish | Swedish

Release Date:

20 December 2018 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Becoming Astrid See more »

Filming Locations:

Västra Götaland, Sweden See more »

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The screenplay was written by director Pernille Fischer Christensen and co-written by her husband Kim Fupz Aakeson, who also writes children's books just like the main character Astrid Lindgren. See more »

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Excellent film with wonderful performances
6 August 2018 | by sugarmackSee all my reviews

This is a beautiful piece of Scandinavian film making that held me spellbound from the first minute. The story of Astrid Ericsson's (later Lindgren) early life unfolds lyrically, with sensitive handling of the many controversies that shaped the children's author. While the cinematography is beautiful, and all performances are great, Alba August carries the film with a magical performance as Astrid. Every moment is perfectly told through August's acting, and caught by the director.

I would say that this film isn't quite as subtle as some Scandinavian films, but it's always difficult to fit life stories into a single film. This film made me want to see a series of films about Lindgren's entire life.

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