|Original Language||:||Swedish | Danish|
|Year||:||14 September 2018 (Sweden)|
|Time||:||02 Hours 03 Minutes|
Movie: Becoming Astrid(2018)[tt6433456] Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children's books and creator of Pippi Longstocking.
larrys3 on 18 February 2020
Powerful deliberately paced drama with strong acting and wonderful cinematography.Alba August is excellent in her lead role as Astrid Lindgren (nee Ericsson) who pays a heavy price in moralistic 1920's Sweden, for getting involved with her much older married boss and becoming pregnant. The partial biopic only covers Lindgren's life essentially from her mid-teen into her 20's.Thus, we get only hints, such as her ability to make up fascinating stories to her siblings and her creative writing, as to how she would go on to create the extremely popular children's book series "Pippi Longstocking" among other works. Lindgren would become the 4th most prolific children's author to be translated globally.Overall, a solid intense drama but I would have liked to have seen more of how Lindgren transformed into one of the most acclaimed children's authors of all time.