The Moomins series of children's books have delighted readers around the world through many decades. But how did they come into existence and who was their author? Tove Jansson's long and eventful life saw many changes in her family, her relationships and native country of Finland. These experiences - light and dark - were never far from her work as a painter, a writer of adult fiction (such as The Summer Book) or in writing and illustrating the Moomins. In this documentary, the life and work of the reclusive Tove Jansson is illuminated by friends, family, colleagues and expert commentators.
Life meets art for the creator of the Moomins.