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Tove

Zaida Bergroth

The bohemian life of the artist, writer and Moomin creator is brought to life in this moving biopic. The story opens in Helsinki, 1945. The end of the war brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson. Modern art, dizzying parties and an open relationship with a married politician: Her unconventional life puts her at odds with her sculptor father’s strict ideals.

“a captivating drama about the creative energy of an iconic talent”

As she struggles with her personal life, her creative endeavours take her in an unexpected direction. While focusing her artistic dreams on her painting, the work that started as a side project, the haunting tales she told scared children in bomb shelters takes on a life of their own. The exploits of the Moomins, infused with inspiration from her own life, bring Tove international fame and financial freedom. But Tove’s desire for liberty is put to the test when she meets theatre director Vivica Bandler. Her love for Vivica is electric and all-consuming, but Tove realises that the love she truly yearns for has to be reciprocated.

Tove is a captivating drama about the creative energy of an iconic talent and her turbulent search for identity, desire and freedom. This beautiful celebration of the life and work of a remarkable woman will inspire and make you revisit Moominvalley as soon as it’s over. 


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