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The intimate home movies of the creator of the Moomins

Tove Jansson Celebration & Guest Speaker

2 films approx 40min each

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Sun 19 September // 19:30 / Cinema

Tickets: £7/5

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As part of the weekend Tove Jansson celebration we are excited to screen two intimate home movies of the creator of the Moomins (2 films approx 40min each details below).

Short Introduction by guest Speaker designer/artist Krista Purnanen Wilson (KOTA Designs / Urban & Eastern Productions, NCL)
Plus! Sat & Sun: KOTA x Moomins!
A special 'Moomin' pop-up stall by KOTA Designs, selling accessories, stationery etc. brought to you directly from Finland!

FILMS:

HARU: THE ISLAND OF THE SOLITARY
HARU, YKSINÄISTEN SAARI

Directed by Kanerva Cederström. Finland, 1998. Finnish with English language subtitles. 44min tbc. Filmed by: Tuulikki Pietilä, Tove Jansson. Written by: Tove Jansson. Directed and edited by: Kanerva Cederström, Riikka Tanner. Producer: Hanna Hemilä

World famous author, Tove Jansson, and graphic artist, Tuulikki Pietilä, spent 25 summers on the island of Klovharu in the Gulf of Finland. Based on 20h of Super 8 footage.

The candid and often revealing commentary is written by Tove Jansson.

“Sometimes it was as if one had fallen hopelessly in love: everything seems out of proportion. I felt, for example, that this extremely spoilt and mistreated island was a living creature. It disliked us or pitied us, depending on how we behaved or on the island¹s own mood”.
Tove Jansson: Haru – An Island (WSOY 1996)

FOLLOWED BY:

Tove and Tuuti in Europe
2004. Finnish with English language subtitles. 40min tbc. Written by Kanerva Cederstöm, Riikka Tanner, Tuulikki Pietilä. Directed by Kanerva Cederstöm, Riikka Tanner. Filmed by Tuulikki Pietilä,Tove Jansson. Music Kepa Lehtinen. Produced by Hanna Hemilä

A voyage through Europe of Tove and Tuulikki. A lyrical and sometimes hilarious film essay on the “old Europe”, experienced by travellers and observers. 

Tove and Tooti in Europe is a documentary charting the voyages through Europe of author Tove Jansson and graphic artist Tuulikki Pietilä.

It is a lyrical and sometimes hilarious film essay on the “old Europe”, experienced by travellers and observers, of times when people used to wander, share a joke, pause and, sometimes, even stop.

The film takes us to Paris, Venice, London, Madrid and Dublin; Iceland, Ireland and Corsica.