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VTIFF Monthly Screenings: BECOMING ASTRID (UNGA ASTRID)

March 28, 2019, 7:00PM - 8:45PM

WHERE: Main Street Landing Film House
60 Lake Street, 3rd floor, Burlington
FILM TYPE: Feature Film
COST:  $8/$5/Free for VTIFF members
CONTACT: 802-260-2600

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Written & Co-Written & Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen
Sweden/Denmark | 2018 | Fiction | 123 mins | Swedish & Danish w/English subtitles
Film Source: Music Box Films
*** NY Times Critics Pick***

Teenager Astrid Lindgren, future author of “Pippi Longstocking," leads a carefree life in rural Sweden. Eager to break free from her conservative upbringing, she accepts an internship at a local newspaper where she attracts the attention of its married editor. After Astrid becomes pregnant, she leaves home to give birth to a son, whom she reluctantly leaves with a foster mother. When the foster mother falls ill, Astrid uses her imagination and flair for storytelling to reconnect with her child. Fluid use of loosely handheld camerawork and a superb cast — Maria Fahl Vikander (mother of Oscar-winner Alicia) and young lead Alba August (daughter of director Bille) — make this film “a gorgeous piece of heritage filmmaking” as written by Alissa Simon of “Variety."

“This film about an exemplary woman, made by women, is as much a pleasure as it is a lesson.” — Glenn Kenney, RogerEbert.com

This event is produced by a BCA partner. All questions should be directed to VTIFF.

Location: 
Main Street Landing
60 Lake Street
Third Floor
Burlington, VT 05401