When the young artist Tove Jansson invents the Mumins in Helsinki in 1945, she is in the midst of a crisis of meaning: she has an open relationship with the left-wing politician Atos and is wildly in love with the exciting theatre director Vivica. Tove’s father, a renowned sculptor, looks disdainfully at her work. And she herself would rather succeed with modern art. But of all things, her incidentally drawn stories of the troll creatures with the bulbous noses are printed in series by a newspaper – and make Tove rich and famous in a short time. But is this the freedom she has always longed for? TOVE tells of the exciting life of Finland’s best-known author and cartoonist, whose groundbreaking work has already enchanted generations of children and adults, and celebrates her courage and independence.