Zaida Bergroth


Zaida Bergroth (1977) is a Finnish film screenwriter-director. Bergroth’s previous films (Maria´s Paradise, Miami, The Good Son, Last Cowboy Standing) have been screened at festivals including TIFF and have received awards at the Busan International Film Festival, at the Chicago International Film Festival and many others. Tove is her fifth feature film as a director.


Films by this director


(Finland, 2020)

Directed by: Zaida Bergroth
PHOTOGRAPHY: Linda Wassberg

The end of WWII in Helsinki brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom. Painter Tove Jansson is enjoying art, dizzying parties and an open relationship with a married man, but her unconventional life puts her at odds with her sculptor father’s strict ideals. Tove’s desire for liberty is put to the test when she falls in love with the theatre director Vivica Bandler. As she struggles with her personal life, her creative endeavours take her in an unexpected direction: the melanc...

color, 103′
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