Any Day Now

Ensilumi

Director: Hamy Ramezan
Country: Finland

2020 | 82 min. | Farsi, Finnish, English
Synchronization in German

Cast_ Aran-Sina Keshvari, Shahab Hosseini, Shabnam Ghorbani, Kimiya Eskandari Screenplay_ Hamy Ramezan, Antti Rautava Camera_ Arsen Sarkisiants Producer_ Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka Copyright_ New Europe Film Sales

Light-hearted, empathetic story about a family of refugees who try to lead a regular family life in spite of their extreme situation.

"How do I speak to a girl?", 13-year-old Ramin asks his father. The boy has regular teenage problems, but he knows his parents are worried about the future. The family have fled Iran and now hope to have found a second home in rural Finland. Ramin and his sister have settled in quickly, while the parents try to make a home in the refugee shelter – even though their asylum application could be rejected any day. Hamy Ramezan gently depicts this limbo, giving the family space to be themselves. In doing so, he gives them back some normality, even allowing for Ramin's first crush: "Just look her in the eyes and smile," the father advises, quietly imparting a piece of wisdom.

Director

As a child, Hamy Ramezan fled from Iran to Finland with his family. In 2007, he graduated from Farnham Film School in the UK. His short film ›Listen‹ (2014) screened at the ›Semaine de la Critique‹ in Cannes and was nominated for the European Film Award. ›Any Day Now‹ is Ramezan's feature debut.

Screenings

  • Thursday 11.11.202109:30MannheimMAStadthaus
  • Wednesday 17.11.202110:00HeidelbergHDKarlstorkino
  • Friday 19.11.202115:00MannheimMAStadthaus
  • Sunday 21.11.202115:00HeidelbergHDLuxor 1 (Blue)