Moomins on the Riviera
Moomins on the Riviera

Moomins on the Riviera U

Moomin Mania


Please note: This was screened in May 2015

Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä
Maria Sid, Mats Långbacka, Kristofer Gummerus
80 mins, 2015, Finland/France

Created in a unique hand-drawn animation technique inspired by the 1940s comic strips, this film celebrates Tove Jansson's universally loved Moomins in their original context. In search of adventures, the Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My set sail for the glamorous French Riviera. After a perilous journey, they reach their dream destination where Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy leaving Moomin consumed by jealousy. When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name 'de Moomin', an exasperated Moominmamma retreats to the calm of their trusty old boat to wait for her family to forget about the temptations of fame, fortune and high society, come to their senses and remember their motto: "Live in peace, plant potatoes and dream".