The Exploits of Moominpappa

Sat 09 July / Pálás 2 / 12:15

2021 / Finland & Poland / 73 min / Family, Animation

Moomintroll gets stung by a wasp and must lie in bed. Moominpappa wants to cheer him up by telling him about his own adventurous youth. Pappa talks about his misunderstood childhood, how he escapes from an orphanage, and about his historic meeting with an inventor called Hodgkins. He reveals his struggles in hefty storms on the boat Oshun Oxtra, and all his adventures in the autocrat Daddy Jones’ kingdom. Pappa establishes a colony, befriends a ghost and, one stormy night, he rescues Moominmamma from the sea. And the rest is history.

“A warm-hearted, sincere, family animation with a great story that unfolds in a fantasy world.” — Leeds Film

Irish Premiere

Director: Ira Carpelan
Writers: Ira Carpelan, Małgorzata Więckowicz-Żyła & Piotr Szczepanowicz
Producers: Tom Carpelan, Ira Carpelan & Grzegorz Wacławek

Principal funder