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The bohemian life of artist and writer Tove Jansson, beloved creator of the Moomins, 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 (Alma Pöysti) 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. (Note adapted from BFI.) Winner, Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award, 2021 Göteborg Film Festival. Official Selection, 2021 Sofia, BFI Flare, Seattle, Moscow and Minneapolis St. Paul film festivals.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    100 minutes
  • Language
    English, Finnish, Swedish, French
  • Country
    Finland, Sweden
  • Rating
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Zaida Bergroth
  • Screenwriter
    Eeva Putro, Jarno Elonen
  • Producer
    Aleksi Bardy, Andrea Reuter
  • Cast
    Alma Pöysti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney, Joanna Haartti, Robert Enckell, Kajsa Ernst, Jakob Öhrman, Eeva Putro, Liisi Tandefelt, Wilhelm Enckell