Linnea, so familiar to Swedish kids, is the protagonist of a series of books and animated TV episodes with an educational purpose. In her adventures, little Linnea gets in touch with figures and works of the past, as well as with the surrounding world.
With a flashback that lasts throughout the film, she tells about her meeting with Monet and his painting art. In an old art book at Mr. Bloom’s house, she sees reproductions of the great impressionist painter’s pictures and the vintage photos that show him and his family at their house in Giverny.
Fascinated, Linnea leaves with Mr. Bloom as her caring mentor to Paris, where she approaches the real works on display at the Marmottan and admires their material brush strokes and the “impressionist” effect that only live vision can render in all its nuances. Bloom and the girl then go to Giverny, where they walk through the lush garden that belonged to Monet, looking at their reflection in the pond full of waterlilies of countless colour hues, crossed through by a delicate Japanese bridge, admiring the colours and shapes of the flowers that gave inspiration to the painter during his life. The viewer (both old and young) follows the same learning process of Linnea in this nice film that blends different techniques, merging live shootings with animated designs, and combining these with vintage photos and pictures of art works, also animated.