Alma Pöysti smoking in a still from 'Tove' (2021)
Tove (2020) Level K

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Zaida Bergroth | Finland, Sweden | 2020 | Unclassified (15+)

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Sun 21 Nov 2021

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It's the end of World War II and Finnish painter Tove Jansson becomes consumed by a turbulent love affair in Zaida Bergroth's captivating drama about the creator of the beloved Moomin comics.

Alma Pöysti is luminous as Jansson, bringing to life her playful, pleasure-seeking artist’s spirit.

The Guardian

Helsinki, 1945. The end of the war brought a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson. Modern art, dizzying parties and an open relationship with a married politician: Tove’s desire for liberty is put to the test however when she meets theatre director Vivica Bandler. Her love for Vivica is electric and all-consuming but Tove begins to realise that the love she truly yearns has to be reciprocated.

In the midst of her artistic struggles and unconventional personal life, Tove Jansson finds worldwide success from an unexpected side project: the creation of the beloved children's books and comic strip world of the Moomins.

Starring Alma Pöysti in the titular role, Tove is a captivating drama about the creative energy of an iconic talent and her turbulent search for identity, desire and freedom.

Format: DCP
Language: Finnish, English Subtitles
Courtesy: Level K
Runtime: 100 mins

Event duration

100 mins


Unclassified (15+)


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