• Tales From Moomin Valley

    December 30, 2012 • Books

    If you’re in the mood for a post-Christmas escape then this beautiful documentary on the life of Tove Jansson, the secretive author behind the Moomin stories, might do the trick. From the temperamental relationship between her artist parents to the remote and tempestuous island she was later drawn to inhabiting with her partner, the film adds a new richness to the delightful and wise stories from Moomin Valley. For those in the UK, view it now on the BBC iPlayer:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/tv/episode/b01pgrk2/Moominland_Tales_The_Life_of_Tove_Jansson

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    2 Responses to Tales From Moomin Valley

    1. February 27, 2013 at 11:44 am

      I’ve loved the Moomins for a long time now and I did see this programme, although I’ve only just spotted this post.

      I totally agree that it was a fascinating insight into Tove Jansson’s work and life and how the two overlapped more than one might realise.

    2. February 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      I completely agree – it definitely shed some new light on Tove’s delightful works. Thanks for getting in touch :)

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