Director: ZAIDA BERGROTH
Helsinki, 1945. The end of the war brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson. Tove’s desire for liberty is put to the test when she meets theatre director Vivica Bandler. Her love for Vivica is electric and all-consuming. While focusing her artistic dreams on her painting, the work that started as a side project, the melancholic, haunting tales she told scared children in bomb shelters, rapidly takes on a life of its own. The exploits of the Moomins, infused with inspiration from her own life, bring Tove international fame and financial freedom.
Zaida Bergroth was born in 1977, Kivijärvi, Finland. Her film «Last Cowboy Standing» won the Best Debut award at the 2009 Pusan Film Festival, and received the Finnish national Jussi award for Best Screenplay. Her film «The Good Son» won several awards at international film festivals in 2011, such as the Chicago Film Festival, Prague Film Festival.
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