Tove

Tove
2020
100'
Finland
vo: enfisv
sub: frnl

Synopsis

A deep-dive into the little known life of Tove Jansson (Alma Pöysti), the legendary Finnish cartoon strip artist and creator of the Moomins - little hippopotamus-like characters loved by children and adults alike across the world.

In her consciously targeted biopic, Zaida Bergroth highlights the extravagance of Post-War Swedish Intelligentsia, and captures the unpredictable love life of this bisexual artist, centering the film around Tove's sulphurous affair with femme fatale Vivica Bandler (Krista Kosonen), a married woman of the stage. How can one be free, as an artist who is in love, at a time when society is still unenclined to support diversity and equality?

Distributors: 
Laura Elizabeth Ruiz <eli@levelk.dk>

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