Astrid (future creator of Pippi Longstocking) and her siblings count themselves lucky to be growing up on their parents’ parsonage farm in Vimmerby. They enable her to attend a prestigious secondary school, and they do not object when the owner of the local newspaper offers her a position as a volunteer in the editorial office. When she becomes pregnant, Astrid makes a momentous decision: she refuses to marry him and instead decides to take care of herself and her son Lasse on her own.

 

In Swedish with English subtitles

 

Director: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Writers: Kim Fupz Aakeson, Pernille Fischer Christensen
Producers: Anna Anthony, Maria Dahlin, Lars G. Lindström
Cast: Alba August, Maria Bonnevie, Trine Dyrholm, Henrik Rafaelsen, Magnus Krepper, Björn Gustafsson, Maria Fahl Vikander
Cinematographer: Erik Molberg Hansen    
Editor: Kasper Leick, Tess Lindberg, Åsa Mossberg
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Runtime: 123 minutes