Finland/Sweden, 100m, DCP

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Screened June 4–17, 2021

In postwar Helsinki, Tove Jansson (Alma Pöysti) finds artistic and social freedom through modern art, dizzying parties, and an open relationship with a married politician. Tove’s unconventional life puts her at odds with her sculptor father’s strict ideals. Her desire for liberty is then put to the test when she falls for theatre director Vivica Bandler (Krista Kosonen). Her love for Vivica is electric and all-consuming, but she begins to realize that the love she truly yearns for has to be reciprocated. In the midst of all of this, Jansson finds worldwide success from an unexpected side project—The Moomins, the now-beloved classic cartoon family of pale, round fairy tale characters with large snouts and adventurous personalities. A Juno Films release


In Swedish with English subtitles

A film by Zaida Bergroth

‘Tove’ dispatched me down a rabbit hole, or through a Moomin door. I recommend the trip.”

Anthony Lane, The New Yorker