Helsinki, 1945. The end of the war brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson. Modern art, dizzying parties and an open relationship with a married politician: Her unconventional life puts her at odds with her sculptor father’s strict ideals. 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 but Tove begins to realise that the love she truly yearns has to be reciprocated.
Toronto Industry Selects 2020, Göteborg 2021
DIRECTOR: Zaida Bergroth
SCREENWRITER: Eeva Putro
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Linda Wassberg D.F.F.
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Catharina Nyqvist Ehrnrooth
COSTUMES: Eugen Tamberg
EDITING: Samu Heikkilä
SOUND: Micke Nyström
MUSIC: Matti Bye
CAST: Alma Pöysti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney
PRODUCERS: Aleksi Bardy, Andrea Reuter
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Helsinki-filmi