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Info: TOVE

1 hrs, 44 mins
Alma Pöysti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney
Zaida Bergroth

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Set from 1944 to 1956, this Swedish-language film shows how painter Tove Jansson (Alma Pöysti) finds worldwide success from an unexpected side project, in the midst of artistic struggles and an unconventional personal life. Jansson’s creation, The Moomins, are a family of pale, round fairy tale characters with large snouts. In all, nine books were released in the series, together with five picture books and a comic strip released between 1945 and 1993. The Moomins have since been the basis for numerous television series and films. This portrait of the artist vividly brings to the screen a woman who defied the bourgeois norms of post-War Europe to live a life of artistic and sexual freedom. Director Zaida Bergroth’s luscious drama will leave audiences enchanted. (Fully subtitled, except for an 80-second sequence in English)

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