WHO’S IN IT?

Russell Tovey (Being Human), Nathaniel Parker (Stardust), Tracy-Ann Oberman (The Infidel), Stephanie Winiecki (film debut), Ruth Gibson (Good Girl, Bad Girl), Philippe Smolikowski (The Invisible Woman), Dave Browne (film debut), Shelley Blond (Tranquility)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Xavier Picard (Odd Family), director, writer; Hanna Hemilä (Paavo, a Life in Five Courses), director, writer, producer; Leslie Stewart (Monarch of the Glen), Annina Enckell (Homebound) and Beata Harju (film debut), writers; Thomas Belair (film debut), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In search of adventure, a strange family of creatures known as the Moomins – including Moomintroll (Tovey), Moominpapa (Parker) and Moominmama (Oberman) – along with friends Snorkmaiden  (Winiecki) and Little My (Gibson) depart from Moominvally and set sail for the French Riviera. Once there, Snorkmaiden receives the attention of a playboy which sends Moomintroll into a jealous rage, Moominpapa becomes an aristocrat, and Moominmama is desperate for everyone to remember their earnest morals…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Based on a popular story from Tove Jansson’s series of comic strips, Moomins on the Riviera is a loving tribute to the classic characters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jansson’s birth.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 22ND MAY 2015