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BECOMING ASTRID

by Pernille Fischer Christensen

synopsis

Astrid and her siblings count themselves lucky to be growing up on their parents’ parsonage farm in Vimmerby. Although their daily routine is shaped by strict religious values, their mother Hanna and father Samuel always manage to give them security and a sense of freedom. Astrid’s parents enable her to attend a secondary school that would normally be the preserve of wealthy bourgeois kids, and they do not get in the way of the 18-year-old when the owner of the local newspaper offers her a position as a volunteer in the editorial office. Not only does Reinhold Blomberg teach her to proof-read and write texts, he also falls in love with her. When she becomes pregnant, Astrid makes a momentous decision: she refuses to marry him and instead decides to take care of herself and her son Lasse on her own.

international title: Becoming Astrid
original title: Unga Astrid
country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Pernille Fischer Christensen
screenplay: Pernille Fischer Christensen, Kim Fupz Aakeson
cast: Henrik Rafaelsen, Björn Gustafsson, Trine Dyrholm, Maria Bonnevie, Magnus Krepper, Mads Korsgaard, Alba August, Maria Alm Norell
cinematography by: Erik Molberg Hansen
art director: Linda Janson
costumes designer: Cilla Rörby
music: Volker Bertelmann
producer: Anna Anthony, Maria Dahlin, Lars G. Lindström
co-producer: Christoph Daniel, Marc Schmidheiny
executive producer: Henrik Zein
line producer: Serina Björnbom, Jan Brandt
production: Avanti Film, Nordisk Film Production AB, Film i Väst, TV4, DCM Pictures, Nordisk Film Production A/S

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