59 mins • BBC Four
First screened on BBC4 on Wed 26th December 2012.
This documentary profiles the woman behind the Moomins — the family of life loving trolls and their philosophical friends who first came into existence in a series of illustrated children's books, and have since illuminated hearts and minds all over the world. Their creator's own life saw many challenges and transformations, and these are reflected in her work for children and later in her books for adults. She was also an accomplished graphic artist and fine art painter. Ultimately, this documentary is a universal story of how to live, work and love.
Read more about Tove Jansson here...
Producer/Director • Eleanor Yule
Executive Producer • Franny Moyle
Narrator • Sam West
Voice of Tove Jansson • Janet Suzman
Production Manager • Mandy Weller
Production Assistant • Stephanie Murtagh
Researcher • Natalie Bushe
Camera • Carlo D'Alessandro
Sound • Peter Brill
Editor • Aldo Palumbo
Dub • John Cobban (422)
Online • Ian Ballantyne (422)
On screen contributors (selected):
Tove Jansson's Niece
Per Olov Jansson
Brother and Photographer
Prof Boel Westin
Frank Cottrell Boyce