A young Astrid riding a bike.
A young Astrid dancing.
Photos: Erik Molberg Hansen

About this toolkit

When Astrid Lindgren was very young, something happened that affected her profoundly and came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. Becoming Astrid is the story of when Astrid Lindgren, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society’s norms and follow her heart.

Subtitles

Subtitles are available in English, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. For other languages, you will need to include the costs for local translation in the budget of your application.

Genre

Biographical drama

Footnote

The film is a based on the early life of beloved Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002).

Trailer

Film facts

Original title: Unga Astrid

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen

Director’s biography: Pernille Fischer Christensen´s debut film A Soap (2006) had its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2006 where it was awarded a Silver Bear - the Jury Grand Prize - and the Best Debut Film Award. Her second feature, the critically acclaimed Dancers, premiered in 2008. In 2011 Pernille once again experienced success in Berlin, when A Family was honored with the acclaimed FIPRESCI prize. In 2014 Someone You Love (2014) premiered at the Berlinale.

Screenwriters: Pernille Fischer Christensen, Kim Fupz Aakeson

With: Alba August, Henrik Rafaelsen, Trine Dyrholm, Maria Bonnevie, Magnus Krepper, Björn Gustafson, Willy Petri Ramnek

Production: Avanti Film/ Anna Anthony, Nordisk Film Production Sweden/ Lars G. Lindström, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/ Yaba Holst

Age limit: suitable for 7 or older

Time: 100 minutes

National release: 2018

How to apply

If you represent a Swedish foreign mission you can apply for permission to screen films at local film events. The application is made via the SI Customer portal. When you make your application, you have the option to request financial support for the event.

To preview full length films, get information about local rights, and access other protected content, you need to create an application, which you can then review and complete at a later date. Before making an application, it is mandatory to read the rules and conditions for the Swedish film selection.

We will review your application and give you access to film material and information on how to preview the films.

Once you have decided which film or films to screen, and have all the required information, you update and send in your application via the portal.

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