By acclaimed Finnish director Zaida Bergroth Tove is the story of Tove Jansson – artist, lover, author, icon.
The film focuses on her formative years in post-war Helsinki, her fight for recognition for her art and the passionate bisexual love affair that was mirrored in the internationally beloved Moomin books. This is the period covered by the inspiring and revelatory Letters from Tove (which Sort of Books are publishing in Oct) edited by Boel Westin and Helen Svensson and translated by Sarah Death. Casting is in process. Watch here for news.
The upcoming feature-length drama film Tove will be shot in Tove’s native language Swedish and filmed on location in her hometown Helsinki and other places that were central to her life and art.