Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid) Reviews

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April 2, 2019
The director is able to show the adolescence of the author as an antecedent of what her work would be. [Full Review in Spanish
March 29, 2019
Feminist without thick strokes or without fuss in the staging, the film sets its sights on the fixity and the loss of a passionate character. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 25, 2019
A modern, emotional, tender and courageous story. [Full review in Spanish]
March 1, 2019
Pernille Fischer Christensen crafts an incisive, engaging portrait of the artist as a young woman.
January 13, 2019
(Alba) August brightens the screen with a performance that begins full of youthful excitement...and then matures right before our eyes.
December 14, 2018
Anchored by a brilliant performance by Alba August, this is a charming-yet-realistic small gem of a film.
December 7, 2018
It's more about the evolution of an attitude, a mindset, and a philosophy on life than a single book or character.
December 6, 2018
Becoming Astrid's saving grace is Alba August. She is in almost every frame of this film, and gives life to what, on paper, amounts to a Lifetime channel biopic.
December 6, 2018
Director and co-writer Pernille Fischer Christensen has crafted a powerful coming of age story that is also a story of how society slowly transforms.
December 6, 2018
Throughout "Becoming Astrid," August acquits herself brilliantly; the woman we come to know is a tangle of impulses and qualities, and feels vibrantly alive.
December 5, 2018
Alba August is incredible as the world-renowned Pippi Longstocking author, but #BecomingAstrid also finds an engaging and completely organic manner of foretelling how outstanding and resonant with children a writer she would become
November 29, 2018
Though "Becoming Astrid" is unflinching in its depictions of Astrid's pain, it does not wallow. A shallower story would be rife with villains, but there are none here.
November 28, 2018
Pippi Longstocking has sometimes been called an icon of feminist girl-power. If "Becoming Astrid' makes anything clear, it's that the character's creator was something of one herself.
November 26, 2018
A mildly engaging, yet heartfelt biopic with a shallow screenplay elevated by Alba August's raw and tender performance.
November 24, 2018
...[a] soothing and relaxed biopic. Christensen spins a sedate, lyrical coming-of-age tale that showcases the turbulent times of a young girl whose written creativity would ultimately shape the imagination and encourage the inspiration of children
November 24, 2018
Astrid's feminist sensibilities provide a compelling perspective on gender politics, while her resilience adds a layer of poignancy.
November 23, 2018
This film about an exemplary woman, made by women, is as much a pleasure as it is a lesson.
November 22, 2018
Hansen's relaxed camera movements and fuzzy-soft compositions are quite beautiful, and the performances - including the superb Trine Dyrholm as the baby's Danish foster mother - are pitch-perfect.
November 21, 2018
Avoids melodrama to express the emotional ride of Lindgren's life, cutting through manipulation with a deeply felt understanding of personal liberation.
November 21, 2018
Christensen portrays Lindgren as a born storyteller but delves into the vital time in her development when confounding expectation gave way to building her own narrative.
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