Marc Munden’s film adaptation of the beloved classic, The Summer Book by Tove Jansson is produced by Kevin Loader’s Free Range Films.
Published in 1972, The Summer Book is written in a clear, unsentimental style, full of brusque humour, and wisdom. The book tells the story of the child named Sophia, her father and grandmother who spend their summers on a small island in the Gulf of Finland. Central to the friendship between the old woman and the very small girl are their reflections on life and death.
The English-language film, starring Julie Walters, is hoped to be shot in Finland in 2019.
Buy the classic novel by Tove Jansson:
Cover photo: The original illustration by Tove Jansson, ©Moomin Characters™