The period biopic, which premiered in competition at the Berlin film festival in February 2018, tells the story of much-loved children’s writer Astrid Lindgren (best known for Pippi Longstocking).
It stars newcomer Alba August as the young Astrid Lindgren. Maria Bonnevie plays her mother Hanna in a cast that also includes Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper, and Henrik Rafaelsen. Screenplay by Pernille Fischer Christensen and her longtime co-writer Kim Fupz Aakeson. Producers are Anna Anthony and Maria Dahlin for Avanti Film, along with Lars G Lindström for Nordisk Film Production Sweden.
Becoming Astrid will make its bow at Danish cinemas on December 6, 2018.