The upcoming Astrid Lindgren biopic Becoming Astrid has been selected to screen in the Special Gala section of the Berlin International Film Festival.
Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen, Becoming Astrid is the story of the early years of the renowned children’s author Astrid Lindgren and the events that shaped her to become the icon she is today.
Alba August (Below the Surface) stars as the young Astrid Lindgren.
“I am so grateful and happy for the honourful invitation to come to Berlin with my film about young Astrid Lindgren! It is a film that means a lot to me personally and we are, as we speak working day and night to have a beautiful film to show, it will be a very fresh film we bring with us, straight from the heart, so to say. Thank you Berlinale!” says director Pernille Fischer Christensen.
Becoming Astrid is due for a Swedish release in September 2018.