Magazine article Screen International

TrustNordisk Closes Deals on 'Becoming Astrid' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

TrustNordisk Closes Deals on 'Becoming Astrid' (Exclusive)

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Film based on Astrid Lindgren, who would later write Pippi Longstocking books.

‘Becoming Astrid’

TrustNordisk has closed a number of deals on Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Becoming Astrid, ahead of the drama’s world premiere as a Berlinale Special Gala on Wednesday.

Deals have been done for China (DD Dream), Benelux (September), Baltics (Estin), Russia/Ukraine/Kazakhstan (International Movie Distribution/Capella); and Czech Republic/Slovakia (Cinemart).

Becoming Astrid stars Alba August - also an EFP Shooting Star here - as a young Astrid Lindgren (who would later write the Pippi Longstocking books), and examines a little-known chapter in the author’s life when she gave birth to her son and had to give him up. …

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