VAF Kinepolis ING
World soundtrack awardsWSA
Becoming Astrid
Archived: Becoming Astrid - Unga Astrid (2018)

director: Pernille Fischer Christensen

composer: Nicklas Schmidt
With: Alba August, Trine Dyrholm, Björn Gustafsson, a.o.

duration: 123 minutes
Biography, Litarature

Gala Premières and special events

"When Astrid Lindgren was very young, something affected her deeply - a combination of a miracle and an accident that shaped her life. It was an event that made her one of the most innovative women of our time and to the storyteller the whole world would love later. The film is a free interpretation of when the young woman, despite the expectations of the time and religious orders, decided to break with the norms of society and follow her heart." (Nordisk Film)

"This biopic is a gorgeous piece of heritage filmmaking that chronicles a character-forming period in the life of the beloved Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren. Director Pernille Fischer Christensen takes to period filmmaking like a duck to water, and brings to it an uncommon energy." (Variety)


director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
composer: Nicklas Schmidt
producer: Anna Anthony, Maria Dahlin
screenplay: Kim Fupz Aakeson, Pernille Fischer Christensen
Editor: Kasper Leick , Tess Lindberg, Åsa Mossberg
Cinematography: Erik Molberg Hansen

production company: Nordisk Film A/S

More info

dialogue: Swedish
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: Sweden - Denmark
year: 2018


PERNILLE FISCHER CHRISTENSEN (1969): Honda Honda (1995, short), The Girl Named Sister (1997, short), Indien (1999, short), Habibti My Love (2002, short), A Soap (2006), Dancers (2008), A Family (2010), Someone You Love (2014), Becoming Astrid (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP


Film Fest Gent -
Film Fest Gent -
Film Fest Gent -
Online communication by Lavagraphics