I’ve always found it hard to resist anything and everything with a Moomin on: Olive eats every meal out of this enamel bowl and Moomin’s Lift-the-flap Hide and Seek has been read so many times it’s falling apart at the seams. Plus did you know that Moomins had their first public outing in an anti-Hitler sketch their creator Tove Jansson published in the 1930s. Cartoons just don’t get more awesome.
So the launch of full-length, indie hit ‘Moomins on the Riviera’ is firmly on our must-see list, plus it’s suitable for all ages so the whole family can join in. Screenings kick-off from 22nd May and you can book tickets on the BFI website.
It’s part of a whole summer of general Moominvalley-London-mania in honor of Jansson’s birth 100 years ago. From a day of face painting and puppetry performances (courtesy of the brilliant Polka children’s theatre) in the Covent Garden piazza on August 9th-10th to a Norwegian takeover at design store Skandium which will host readings, card drawing competitions and chances to win tickets to Soho House screenings of the movie.