The Moomins are loved all around the world, young and old. Very little is known about the person who created the loveable little creatures and today we get a look the UK Trailer for Tove.
The film is the captivating story about the creative energy of iconic Moomins creator Tove Jansson (played by Alma Pöysti), and her turbulent search for identity, desire and freedom. From her dreams of becoming a painter and the creations that gave her international fame. Also testing her liberty that will take her on a path to meet her true love.
Our writer Freda Cooper watched the film at BFI Flare, giving it 4 stars. This looks a compelling emotional story..
Related: BFI Flare 2021 Film Review – Tove (2020)
Helsinki, 1945. The end of the war brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson (Alma Pöysti). While focusing her artistic dreams on painting, the enchanting tales of the ‘Moomin’ creatures she told to scared children in bomb shelters, rapidly take on a life of their own, bringing international fame and financial freedom. Her desire for liberty is put to the test, when she meets theatre director Vivica Bandler (Krista Kosonen) who ignites an electric and all consuming love in her. But while she begins to find her artistic identity she discovers the true love she yearns has to be reciprocated, and only by forging her own path can she learn to be free.
From director Zaida Bergroth and featuring an enthralling central performance from Alma Pöysti, Tove is the remarkable story of one of Europe’s most beloved and inspiring artists, which played to acclaim at BFI Flare 2021.
The cast includes Krista Kosonen, Joanna Haartti, and Shanti Roney.
Blue Finch Film Releasing will be giving Tove a UK cinema release, you can see it from 9th July.