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Saturday Foreign Movie: Becoming Astrid
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:30pm (NR) • Main Auditorium
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. Movie run time is 123 Minutes.
Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen