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The Moomins, with their hippo-like silhouettes, are beloved cartoon characters familiar to readers around the globe. But less is known about their creator, the bisexual, Swedish-speaking, Finnish visual artist and author Tove Jansson and her surprisingly unconventional life.

According to her father, her drawings are unworthy of her talent. He advises her to concentrate on painting instead. But her paintings fail to earn grants and attract few sales whereas she is able to generate a needed income through her graphic work. As she struggles with her personal life, her creative endeavors take her in an unexpected direction.

In Swedish, Finnish and English, with English subtitles

The screening on Thu 12 Aug 2pm will be dementia friendly, find out more about dementia friendly screenings and our accessibility.