Muumien taikatalvi (2017) – 31th Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy

Kasarmikatu 46-48, 00130 Helsinki
Savoy Theatre

Moomintroll won’t hibernate; he wants to explore the winter and gets Christmas on a visit.

This winter is extraordinary; Moomintroll decides to stay awake to explore the winter instead of having his winter slumber as usually. And he finds out that winter is certainly totally different than he had imagined. Strangest creatures wander amidst the snowdrifts while midwinter darkness surrounds the Moominvalley. Moreover, an eccentric guest is soon to appear. This guest requires many measures, and is called Christmas, Hemulen tells an astounded Moomintroll.

“From the point of view of director I find it particularly interesting that narration is based on the fact that the characters actually don't know anything about winter or Christmas. Moomins usually hibernate for winter. The concept of creating a creative remake of the Moomins Christmas story assumes working very closely with the already existing footage. It's challenging and fascinating”, says Jakub Wrónski, who directed the film together with Ira Carpelan.

The Moomins are created by the Finnish writer Tove Jansson. She was the author of nearly 30 books, a painter, an artist of over 1500 comic strips, an illustrator, and an honorary professor of philosophy. Moomins are her most famous creation.

Theme: School Kino
Country: Poland, Finland
Director: Ira Carpelan, Jakub Wroński
Screenplay: Małgorzata Więckowicz-Źyła, Piotr Szczepanowicz, Ira Carpelan (Tove Jansson)
Starring: Vesa Vierikko, Akira Takaki, Oiva Lohtander, Maria Sid, Diandra Flores
Production: Tom Carpelan, Ira Carpelan / Filmkompaniet Alpha
Duration: 80 min
Age limit: S
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: -

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