Nordic Film Thursdays: ASTRID

Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof. Astrid Lindgren’s books have sold 150 million copies and she is one of the world’s ten most read authors. But who was she and where did her stories come from? Using unique archive materials, she’s brought to life for a new generation. She bore a secret which she turned into stories about strong girls and lonely boys. She was a female pioneer, she gave solace and influenced politics and public debate. Taught us respect for children and was an activist against war, racism and nuclear power. She was needed in Sweden and around the world. But what was it that made her stories talk to people, across all cultural boundaries?

ASTRID (Sweden, 2014, 94 min)

Director: Kristina Lindström

Kristina Lindström (*1957) is a Swedish filmmaker, author and journalist. She is known for the documentaries are Palme (2012, with Maud Nycander) and Astrid (2014). Palme recounts the life of the former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, who was shot dead, and was the most popular documentary in Swedish cinema in 30 years. Featuring unique and hitherto unpublished material on the children’s writer, Lindström’s documentary about Astrid Lindgren attracted more than 1.7 million viewers. In her films, Kristina Lindström works a lot with film archives, photos, letters, and diaries.

In Swedish with Czech subtitles.
The screening will begin with a very short lecture.

Admission: 130 CZK
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The screening is organized by the Scandinavian House in cooperation with the Evald Cinema and the distribution company CinemArt, the Embassy of Sweden in the Czech Republic, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Film Institute.

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