is the true story about the creative energy of iconic Moomins creator Tove
Jansson, and her turbulent search for identity, desire and freedom.
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.