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Becoming Astrid
Becoming Astrid
Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2019]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, wide screen (2.35:1); 5.1 Dolby digital.
Language Note:
Swedish dialogue; English subtitles.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.

Wide screen (2.35:1).

"The story of Astrid Lindgren, beloved author of Pippi Longstocking"--Container.

Bonus features: press conference from the Berlin film premiere; photo gallery; interview featurette with star Alba August and director Pernille Fischer Christensen.
Follows the story of Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking. As a teenager, eager to break free from her loving but strict religious family in rural Sweden, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she embarks for Denmark to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and gift for storytelling to reconnect with her child.