Movie review: Tove

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Director: Zaida Bergroth

Leading cast: Alma Pyƶsti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney

This movie was a drama, talking about Tove Jansson. All of this happened after the war in 1945. She was a bit of a rebel towards his father, with her modern arts and an open relationship with a married politician. Tough in the movie her free way of living gets tested when she meets a theater director Vivica Bandler (Krista Kosonen). She wants something back for the love she is giving her.

While Tove is mixed up with her feelings, her career gets a turn. Her side projects are starting to go somewhere. The Moomin stories she told to kids during the war in the bunkers are being spread worldwide with theater and comics. Moomin is based on Toves own life and brings her financial stability. She finally has her artistic identity, but her love for Vivica is in the way of her true freedom.

I really liked the movie and the development of Tove. It shows Finlands beautiful nature a bit and is captivating with the music and characters. I would give it a 7/10.