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SFFILM Festival


Directed by Zaida Bergroth

Finland | Fiction | 100

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Film Available to Stream

Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


Illustrator and painter Tove Jansson created the globally beloved Moomins children’s books about an adorable family of trolls that resemble hippopotami and were inspired by her own life and family. She was also a free-spirited bisexual artist who believed life was an amazing adventure. With Alma Poysti as the irrepressible title character, this lively biographical portrait depicts the remarkable breadth of this woman’s life, particularly her affair with Vivica, a wealthy mayor’s daughter, with whom she collaborates on a play that brings the Moomins to life.

Director Zaida Bergroth

Finnish writer/director Zaida Bergroth is a graduate of the Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture. Among her works are Last Cowboy Standing (2009), The Good Son (2011), Miami (2017), Maria’s Paradise (2019), and a number of short films.

Film Details

Language Swedish

Year 2020

Premiere California

Runtime 100

Country Finland

Director Zaida Bergroth

Producer Aleksi Bardy

Executive Producer Annika Sucksdorff, Ari Tolppanen, Helen Vinogradov

Writer Eeva Putro

Editor Samu Heikkilä

Cinematographer Linda Wassberg

Music Matti Bye

Cast Alma Pöysti, Krista Kosonen