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The ICO is delighted to present the UK premiere of Travels with Tove (1993) exclusively on our streaming platform from 9–23 July, with a special Panel Discussion & Readings Event on Wednesday 14 July with director Kanerva Cederström, actor and writer Ellie Kendrick (The Levelling), publisher Nat Jansz and Alison Williams, Curator at the William Morris Gallery.

Coinciding with the anticipated cinema release of Tove (2021), the lyrical biopic that draws on writer, visual artist and Moomin creator Tove Jansson’s bohemian young life in Helsinki, we tenderly turn our attention to a more intimate, perhaps less familiar but definitively globe-trotting aspect to Tove Jansson’s life and art: her compassionate, funny, observational Super 8 filmmaking collaboration with her partner Tuulikki Pietilä, the graphic designer and artist.

Travels with Tove (1993) is the first film in a trilogy of Super 8 films, that includes Haru: Island of Solitary (1998) and Tove and Tooti in Europe (2004). Travels with Tove chronicles the couple's 8mm ‘home movies’ shot by Tuulikki together with Tove on their trips taken to Japan, Hawaii, Mexico and the United States between 1971-1972. Accompanied by their trusted Konica cine-camera, the film touchingly portrays the women’s humorous, off the cuff and original ways of observing people, culture and everyday life.

The film is in Finnish with English language subtitles. Hard of hearing captions will also be available.

Please note that the video platform is not compatible with Linux based operating systems (including Chromebooks). You can test your device compatibility in advance here: https://watch.eventive.org/account/play/5f0368a74282a70029055ca8

This event is held in partnership with queer feminist collective Club des Femmes with the acknowledgment of Jenna Mason’s curation of 'Tove Jansson: An Intimate Portrait' at Dulwich Picture Gallery on 26 January 2018.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    58 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Director
    Kanerva Cederström
  • Screenwriter
    Tove Jansson, Tuulikki Pietilä & Kanerva Cederström
  • Cast
    Tove Jansson, Tuulikki Pietilä
  • Editor
    Kanerva Cederström