“A welcome lightness of touch” (ScreenDaily) — See director Hamy Ramezan’s warm and stirring new family film Any Day Now (Finland, 2020) at Scandinavia House!
Inspired by Ramezan’s experiences emigrating to Finland as a refugee at age 7, Any Day Now follows the Iranian family the Mehdipours, who have been living in a refugee center in Finland. Just as 13-year-old Ramin begins to enjoy the school holidays, the family receives the terrible news their asylum application has been denied. As the Mehdipours file a final appeal, they continue with their everyday lives and try to keep a positive attitude despite the looming danger of deportation. When Ramin starts the new school year, every moment and every friendship will be more precious than ever.
About the Director
Hamy Ramezan is a Finnish-Iranian film director and screenwriter. Having fled persecution in Iran, and survived Yugoslav refugee camps as a young boy, Ramezan and his family arrived in Finland in 1990. He graduated from the film school at UCA, Franham in 2007 and has since completed several short films.
His short film Listen (2015) premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2015, has been screened at over 200 festivals and was nominated for Best Short Film at European Film Awards. Any Day Now is his feature debut.
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