The DCM co-production ASTRID has been selected for the Berlinale Special Gala in the Friedrichstadt-Palast and will celebrate its world premiere there on February 21, 2018.
ASTRID is an international production in which the Berlin Independent DCM is a co-producer. Shooting is, therefore, not only in Sweden but also in this country, including in Berlin and Altenburg (Thuringia).
The film is produced by Lars G. Lindström (Nordisk Film Sweden) and Anna Anthony (Avanti Film) in co-production with DCM, Film i Väst, Nordisk Film, TV4 and in cooperation with the DR. The project receives support from Swedish Film Institutes, Danish Film Institute, the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH and the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and Creative Europe Media.
Astrid Lindgren is portrayed by the 23-year-old newcomer Alba August. Other roles include Trine Dyrholm (THE COMMUNE, WHOAMI), Magnus Krepper (VERDAMMNIS) and Henrik Rafaelsen (WELCOME TO NORWAY).
DCM also takes over the rental in Germany and Switzerland. The theatrical release is scheduled for 2018.