International Film Series: “Becoming Astrid”
Biopic of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, the author of numerous children’s books and creator of Pippi Longstocking. Astride accepts an internship at a local newspaper and later has a secret pregnancy by the paper’s married editor. After reluctantly leaving her son to a foster mother, Astrid lives in self-imposed exile. When the foster mother’s falls ill, Astrid must her use her flair for storytelling to reconnect with her son. Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen. 2018. 123 minutes. Danish and Swedish with English subtitles.