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Tove

The bohemian life of artist and writer Tove Jansson is wondrously brought to life in this timely and moving biopic.

The screening on Sat 10 July 14:30 NFT3 will feature a pre-recorded intro + Q&A with Tove’s director Zaida Bergroth and lead actress Alma Pöyst.

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Finland-Sweden 2020
Dir Zaida Bergroth
With Alma Pöysti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney
103min
Digital
Certificate 12
With English subtitles

Exploring her early years as a struggling artist in Helsinki, shunned by the artistic establishment, Tove parties hard with the intelligentsia and fails to live up to the high artistic expectations of her sculptor father. At her first solo exhibition she meets the married theatre director Vivica Bandler, their attraction to each other obvious. A passionate love affair ensues, which nourishes Tove's creativity and soon her most famous creation takes the world by storm. This is a beautiful celebration of the life and work of a remarkable woman and will make you want to take a stroll through Moominvalley as soon as it's over.

Tickets on sale Wed 7 July (11:30 Patrons/Champs 12:30 Members and 16:00: Public).

The screenings on Sun 11 Jul 12:50 Studio and Thu 15 Jul 18:20 Studio will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.

The screening on Sat 10 July 14:30 NFT3 will feature a pre-recorded intro + Q&A with Tove’s director Zaida Bergroth and lead actress Alma Pöyst. Presented by Reclaim The Frame, a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the BFI’s Audience Fund. To learn more and join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies visit Bit.ly/BEVRTF.

Director Zaida Bergroth appears on the Feminism in Nordic Cinema Panel as part the Woman with a Movie Camera Summit 17 and 18 July.