The 18th annual New York International Children’s Film Festival has chosen the hand drawn animation feature film Moomins on the Riviera for their official competition selection. The film will screen on Saturday March 14th at 1.30 pm in the School of Visual Arts Theatre in Manhattan.
The film is based on Tove Jansson’s original comic strips written for London Evening News in 1955. The film premiered in London Film Festival in October 2014 and has been sold to over 40 countries for theatrical distribution. The film was received extremely well in Finland during the autumn 2014, it was just released theatrically in Switzerland, starts next week in France and thereafter in Japan with 100 copies in both territories. The English are to launch the film in May with 250 copies.
Leslie Stewart worked on the script for this movie, Hanna Hemila is the producer, co-director and co-writer of the film (Handle Productions). The director of the film is French Xavier Picard, who is also the co-director and one of the writers. Other writers are Annina Enckell and Beata Harju.
More info about the film at: moominsontheriviera.com