Becoming Astrid
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Festival in Media
Section: Literature and cinema
Country: Sweden Germany, Denmark
Year: 2018

Becoming Astrid

123 minutes/color


Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen

Screenplay: Pernille Fischer Christensen, Kim Fupz Aakeson

Cinematographer: Erik Molberg Hansen

Costume design: Cilla Rörby

Music: Volker Bertelmann

Producer: Anna Anthony, Maria Dahlin, Lars G. Lindström




Henrik Rafaelsen, Björn Gustafsson, Trine Dyrholm, Maria Bonnevie, Magnus Krepper, Mads Korsgaard, Alba August, Maria Alm Norell



Avanti Film, Nordisk Film Production AB, Film iVäst, TV4, DCM Pictures, Nordisk Film Production A/S

World sales:

Trust Nordisk



Astrid and her siblings count themselves lucky to be growing up on their parents’ parsonage farm in Vimmerby. 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.



Pernille Fischer Christensen

Pernille Fischer Christensen was born on December 24, 1969 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is a director and writer, known for A Soap (2006), A Family (2010) and Someone You Love (2014).



1995 Honda Honda (Short)

1997 The Girl Named Sister (Short)

1999 Indien (Short)

2002 Habibti My Love (Short)

2006 A Soap

2008 Dancers

2010 A Family

2014 Someone You Love

2018 Becoming Astrid