TOVE the film is heading to Germany, festival premiere in the UK announced

02 Mar 2021

“TOVE” the film is heading to Germany, Bulgaria, Norway and Sweden, and its’ festival premiere in the UK has been announced.
“TOVE” film is heading to Germany. Salzgeber and Art Fest Ltd is the latest buyer to have acquired rights from “TOVE”  the movie’s sales agent LevelK for a future distribution in Germany and Bulgaria.
The film recently won the Sven Nykvist Cinematography Award at the Göteborg Film Festival and received 10 Finnish Jussi film nominations including Best Film and Best Actress for Alma Pöysti’s outstanding performance.
The period drama produced by Helsinki film will be released by Another World Media in Norwegian cinemas March 19, while NonStop Entertainment has received distribution support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond for the Swedish premiere, set for March 26.

TOVE at the 35th BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival 2021


The UK’s leading celebration of queer cinema, BFI Flare is an eleven-day showcase of LGBTQ+ movies. Founded in 1986 it is the UK’s longest running queer film event which will this year be available to stream from home from March 17- 28. Virtual festival premieres of the best new LGBTIQ+ cinema from around the world will be available digitally UK-wide on BFI Player.

In the festival program “TOVE” is described as a lyrical and romantic biopic of beloved Moomins creator Tove Jansson, directed by Zaida Bergroth and featuring an incredible central performance by Alma Pöysti.

“This is a beautiful celebration of the life and work of a remarkable woman”


“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”, the programmer Emma Smart concludes.


Critics’ Movie of the year prize given to TOVE


The Finnish Critics’ Association has chosen “TOVE” as the best national movie in 2020. They praised especially the versatility of Tove Jansson and her life the movie conveys, Eeva Putro’s manuscript and Alma Pöysti luminous work as the lead character.

The Finnish Critics’ Associationis a national, unified and professional association of critics in different arts and artforms in Finland. The association was founded in 1950.
The film has received praises from around the world since its’ first showing in Autumn 2020.