Season of Films - Tove
Helsinki, 1945. The Finnish painter Tove Jansson is filled with a sense of freedom at the end of the war. Modern art, carefree parties and an extramarital relationship with a politician: her unconventional social outlook brings her into conflict with her father's strict mores. Tova's desire for freedom is put to the test when she meets the theatre director Vivica Bandler. Her love for Vivica is electric and absorbing, but Tova begins to realise that the love she really craves has to be requited.
Screening of the film in Swedish (VOSE).
A filmmaker who graduated from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Bergroth is best known for her feature-length films The Good Son (2011), Maria's Paradise (2019) and Tove (2020), a biopic of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins.