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‘TOVE’ (2020) has been selected as Finland’s Oscar candidate
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November 18th 2020

‘TOVE’ (2020) has been selected as Finland’s Oscar candidate

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry.

The first ever biopic about Tove Jansson has been chosen at Finland’s Oscar candidate. The industry premiere of ‘TOVE” was at the Toronto International Film Festival in Autumn 2020. Its domestic premiere was on the 2nd of October, 2021.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is responsible for the official criteria for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Each country may nominate one film annually.

The 93rd Oscars will be held on April 25, 2020. The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry.

Variety, oftentimes considered the most important motion-picture publication in the world, describes the lead performance by actress Alma Pöysti as “mesmerizing“. They add that she “excels in her first leading film role and strongly resembles the real Tove.”

As her fifth feature film, Variety says Zaida Bergroth’s directing “beguiles audiences into the world of its characters” and thinks that she “flexes her considerable cinematic powers, conjuring vibrantly expressive visuals and confident performances from her talented cast.”

From the industry’s point of view they see that “with multiple hooks, sales and festival interest should be strong“. Read the full article at Moomin.com

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