Any Day Now

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Showings

The Main 5 Sun, May 15 11:00 AM
The Main 5 Wed, May 18 1:45 PM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Ensilumi
Programs:Nextwave Global Features
Midnight Sun
Tags:Coming-of-Age
Drama
Family Drama
Human Rights
Immigration
Youth
Release Year:2021
Runtime:82 min
Country/Region:Finland
Festivals & Awards:2021 Febiofest - Special Mention Amnesty International Febiofest Award
2021 KiKiFe - Film Critics Jury Prize
Professional Jury Prize
2021 Beijing IFF - Best Supporting Actor
Best Music
2021 Exground - Best Film International Youth Competition
2021 Zagreb Film Festival - Children Jury - Special Mention
Language:Farsi
Finnish
English
Print Source:New Europe Film Sales
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEIj7FIjVo8
Cast/Crew
Director:Hamy Ramezan
Producer:Jussi Rantamäki
Emilia Haukka
Cinematographer:Arsen Sarkisiants
Screenwriter:Hamy Ramezan
Antti Rautava
Editor:Joona Louhivuori
Composer:Tuomas Nikkinen
Linda Arnkil
Principal Cast:Aran-Sina Keshvari
Shahab Hosseini
Shabnam Ghorbani
Kimiya Eskandari

Description

Age 11+, coming of age drama

Based on the director’s own family and life, Any Day Now is the story of a 13-year-old Iranian boy, Ramin, and his family living in a refugee center in Finland. While the Mehdipours develop friendships with neighbors and in the wider Finnish community, Ramin enjoys the summer holidays while excited to start a new school--hopeful that he might learn some new skills, like how to ask out a girl. Each moment the Mehdipours enjoy together is precious; they do their best to live for the present. Their lives are defined by much more than their circumstances. But underlying the lighthearted adventures in this coming-of-age story is the family’s very real fear of deportation as they await news of their asylum application. As time progresses, uncertainty is a pervasive presence in this humanist, tender portrait of the realities of immigration and the experience of a family in waiting.


Director Biography

Hamy Ramezan

Born in 1979, Hamy Ramezan’s family fled Iran, lived in Yugoslav refugee camps, and then arrived in Finland in 1990. He directed the short films “Over the Fence” (2009), “Paratiisin avaimet” (2014), and “Listen” (2014) and the feature films Nordic Factory (2014) and Any Day Now (2020).