- Finland / Sweden
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Zaida Bergroth
- Cast: Alma Pöysti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney, Joanna Haartti
Biopic of Moomins creator Tove Jansson.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
The bohemian life of artist, writer and Moomins creator Tove Jansson is wondrously brought to life in this timely and moving biopic.
Exploring her early years as a struggling artist in Helsinki, shunned by the artistic establishment, Tove parties hard with the intelligentsia and fails to live up to the high artistic expectations of her sculptor father. At her first solo exhibition she meets the married theatre director Vivica Bandler, their attraction to each other obvious. A passionate love affair ensues, which nourishes Tove’s creativity and soon her most famous creation takes the world by storm.
This is a beautiful celebration of the life and work of a remarkable woman and will make you want to take a stroll through Moominvalley as soon as it’s over.
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