Becoming Astrid

Becoming Astrid

DVD - 2019 | Swedish
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Teenaged Astrid Lindgren, future author of Pippi Longstocking, leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves home 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.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2019]
Call Number: SWEDISH DVD F BECO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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movie20
Jan 07, 2021

Interesting story of her life, which was not so happy in her younger years.

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lakeland53
Dec 09, 2020

The story of a young Astrid Lindgren, a Swedish writer, creator of the ever popular Pippi Longstocking. Very well done. Much investigation went into the study of Astrid's early life, and it is presented in a way that makes her & the people who surround her human. She was a tough gal. The story shows her emotional and mental struggles, and her total disbelief in doing what society says is the right thing to do. I did not know before I watched the extras on this dvd that Astrid Lindgren is a hero in Swedish culture. You could say a super hero. The children are raised on her books and stories.

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taferlotti
Oct 14, 2020

The acting was superb, very well done movie.

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iloveseaotters
Oct 12, 2020

Wonderful movie with great performances. Really interesting to learn about Astrid's life and the hardships she faced. It was bittersweet in that it was hard to see her strained relationships and how they affected her. I was a little disappointed that it didn't touch on how she became a writer, but I think that was intended. The lead actress was wonderful.

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Icheckitout
Sep 15, 2020

What a beautiful film. Visually gorgeous to look at and brilliantly acted. Even down to the toddler, every performance was memorizing, especially the lead - what a wonderful actress. I never knew Astrid Lindgren's story and I'm glad I do now. Far left crazies will hate this film - a well-deserved slap in the face to Planned Parenthood and every "choicer" who ever made a woman believe she wasn't good enough or strong enough to have an unplanned child. I will probably curl up with this movie again before I have to return it. Love love love.

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Liber_vermis
Aug 14, 2020

A poignant coming-of-age story of a young Swedish girl in the 1920s who would eventually become a noted children's book writer. This docu-drama is in Swedish with English sub-titles available. I found this movie unpleasant to watch at times, not because of the dark Scandinavian psychology or intense interpersonal relationships on religion, gender and sex, but from the giggling image from unsteady filming.

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readyrisa
Dec 24, 2019

Wow! I grew up loving reading and watching Pipi Longstocking and I just learned about her AMAZING life! No wonder Pipi was so amazing! After watching this, I wanna watch and read Pipi again and I will! Hooray for the library!

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ms_mustard
Nov 22, 2019

I've never read any of her books but I greatly enjoyed this bio-pic of the early life of Astrid Lindgren - the eldest, feisty daughter in a religiously conservative family who strained against family and community strictures
beautiful cinematography

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misatim
Nov 04, 2019

A true story well told

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hooppii
Sep 12, 2019

Very well made movie and excellent performance by Alba August. Such a talented young actor. The whole movie just feels like real; really great production and performance from all. I hope there'd be a part 2 in the near future.

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taferlotti
Oct 14, 2020

Frightening or Intense Scenes: I was unprepared to see Pippi Boobie. I have no problems with boobies, breasts, etc. I was just honestly unprepared. My boyfriend and I have now developed a game where we surprise each other by saying "PIPPI BOOBIE!!"

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Liber_vermis
Aug 14, 2020

Sexual Content: Several scenes of partial nudity and intercourse. Intense scene of childbirth with blood-smeared newborn.

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Aug 14, 2020

Liber_vermis thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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