Haru, Island of the Solitary, 1998

Haru, Island of the Solitary

World famous author, Tove Jansson, and the graphic artist, Tuulikki Pietilä, spent twenty-five summers on the island of Klovharu in the Gulf of Finland.

This documentary is based on 20 hours of Super 8 footage shot by Tuulikki Pietilä between 1970 and 1991.

The candid and often revealing commentary is written by Tove Jansson.

“Sometimes it was as if one had fallen hopelessly in love: everything seems out of proportion. I felt, for example, that this extremely spoilt and mistreated island was a living creature. It disliked us or pitied us, depending on how we behaved or on the island¹s own mood”.

Tove Jansson: Haru – An Island (WSOY 1996)

 

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