By Fredrik Dupont



TrustNordisk is excited to announce that Pernille Fischer Christensen´s BECOMING ASTRID has been selected for the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be screened as a part of the Special Gala section on Wednesday 21st in Friedrichstadt-Palast cinema. 


"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 the incredible story inspired by the early years of world renowned children´s author Astrid Lindgren and the events and influences that shaped her to become the icon she is today. When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, and this combination of both miracle and calamity came to shape her entire life. It was an event that transformed her into one of the most inspiring women of our age and the storyteller a whole world would come to love. This is the story of when a young Astrid, despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart.


Becoming Astrid is produced by Anna Anthony and Maria Dahlin for Avanti Film and Lars G. Lindström for Nordisk Film Production Sweden in co-production with Film i Väst, TV4, Nordisk Film Production Denmark and DCM Pictures, and with support from the Swedish Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH and Creative Europe Media. In association with DR, Nordisk Film Distribution and TrustNordisk.


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