Becoming Astrid



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, Dec 13 1:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.50
$6.75 (Before 5PM)
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Original Title:Unga Astrid
Program:New Releases
Historical Drama
Women Directors
Release Year:2018
Runtime:123 min
Awards:Chicago International Film Festival: Audience Choice Award - Best Foreign Language Feature
Print Source:Music Box Films
Director:Pernille Fischer Christensen
Producer:Anna Anthony
Maria Dahlin
Lars G. Lindström
Cinematographer:Erik Molberg Hansen
Screenwriter:Kim Fupz Aakeson
Pernille Fischer Christensen
Editor:Tess Lindberg
Kasper Leick
Åsa Mossberg
Composer:Nicklas Schmidt
Principal Cast:Alba August
Trine Dyrholm
Maria Bonnevie
Björn Gustafsson
Magnus Krepper
Henrik Rafaelsen
Maria Fahl Vikander
Li Brådhe
Filmography:A Soap (2006)
Dancers (2008)
A Family (2010)
Someone You Love (2014)


See Astrid Lindgren's RONIA, THE ROBBER'S DAUGHTER this holiday season with your family and friends at the Film Society! Showing December 22-25, 29-January 1, and January 6 at 4:15pm.

The poignant true story of a character-defining period in the life of Ronia, The Robber's Daughter and Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren, Becoming Astrid follows a teenaged Astrid as she struggles with being a young, unwed mother.

Teenaged Astrid Lindren (Alba August), who later went on to write Ronia, The Robber's Daughter and the Pippi Longstocking series, leads a carefree life with her family in the forests and fields of rural Sweden. Restless and eager to break free from the confines of her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor, Blomberg (Henrik Rafaelsen). After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves her childhood home and goes to Copenhagen to secretly give birth to a son, Lasse, whom she reluctantly leaves in the care of a foster mother, Marie (Trine Dyrholm).

Astrid goes into self-imposed exile in Stockholm, refusing Blomberg’s offer of marriage and saving up her paltry salary for visits to see Lasse. When Marie falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. In spite of her struggles, Astrid emerges with a newfound courage that will later form the foundation of a vast and beloved body of work.


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