Moomin and Midsummer Madness (Muumi ja Vaarallinen Juhannus)

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An avant-garde animated feature so unusual and defiantly eccentric that it almost resists genre classification, Finnish director Maria Lindberg's Moomins and Midsummer Madness transpires in the fanciful Moomin Valley.

The Moomin is initially a tranquil and happy place but falls prey to sudden devastation from two associated natural disasters - a volcanic eruption and a tidal wave that gushes across the land.

When a family of local residents, The Moomins, witnesses the waters rising, they initially believe themselves done for, but all is not lost: hope arrives in the form of an oddball structure that floats to the rescue, housing a theatrical stage and a producer named Emma.

The family members then invite Emma to produce a play that the family patriarch, Moominpappa, plans to author.

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