Any Day Now

  • Hamy Ramezan
  • Finland
  • 2020
  • 82'
  • Ensilumi

Thirteen-year-old Iranian Ramin lives with his family in a refugee centre in Finland. Just when he starts enjoying school holidays, the family gets the news that they have been denied asylum. Ramin’s parents file the last complaint and continue with their everyday life, trying to stay positive. Meanwhile, Ramin heads to school, where each new experience and friendship becomes more valuable than ever. Shown in the Generation Kplus program at Berlinale, Any Day Now is a heartwarming emotional story about the struggle for happiness and survival in the midst of an uncertain future and the importance of empathy and simple pleasures.

Subtitles: HR

Age: 10+

Hamy Ramezan

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, Farnham, UK, in 2007 and has since completed several short films. His short film Listen (2015) premiered at Cannes 2015 Directors’ Fortnight, screened at over 200 festivals and was nominated for a European Film Award for Best Short Film. Any Day Now is his feature debut.

Any Day Now

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Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka
Aamu Film Company
Festivals & Awards
Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2021; Transilvania Int'l Film Festival 2021; Filmfest Hamburg 2021

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