Tove (On Demand)
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Tove (On Demand)

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Unclassified 15+
103 Mins | 2020 | Finland, Sweden | Swedish
Finnish film Tove tells the true story of artist and illustrator, Tove Jansson, creator of the beloved Moomin series.

In 1940s Finland, Tove Jansson is just beginning her artistic career as a painter. Passionate and driven, Tove’s ambition is to become a renowned artist. As we follow her journey, it becomes clear that Tove doesn’t quite fit within traditional labels – her illustrative sketches being dismissed as ‘not real art’.

Her passionate relationship with another woman, and conviction never to marry, further reveal Tove’s unique existence outside tradition. But it is precisely from this joyful embrace of difference that the completely original Moomin characters are born.

Tove is available to watch nationwide excluding Victoria

2021 OUTShine Film Festival Winner Audience Award Best Feature Film
2021 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival Audience Choice Award

"Bergroth flexes her considerable cinematic powers, conjuring vibrantly expressive visuals and confident performances from her talented cast, especially the petite theatre thesp Pöysti, who excels in her first leading film role and strongly resembles the real Tove." - Variety

Q&A Join Festival Director, Lisa Rose for an interview with the writer of Tove, Eeva Putro who also plays Maya in the film. Available to watch anytime from 7pm, 16 September on YouTube and Facebook

** SELLING FAST On-demand festival films can sell out due to licensing agreements with the Sales Agents, Distributors and Filmmakers and also the Classification Board limit the number of streams we can have on sale to the public.

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