18.00 ANY DAY NOW / ENSILUMI
Finland, 2020, 82’
Directed by: Hamy Ramezan
Cast: Shahab Hosseini, Shabnam Gorbani, Aran-Sina Keshvari, Kimya Eskandari, Laura Birn
The 13-year-old Ramin Mehdipour and his Iranian family have been living in a refugee centre in Finland. Just as Ramin starts to enjoy the school holidays, the family receives the terrible news their asylum application has been denied. The Mehdipours file a final appeal, and they continue with their everyday lives, trying to keep a positive attitude despite the looming danger of deportation. As Ramin starts the new school year, every moment, every friendship will be more precious than ever. Director Hamy Ramezan himself was a refugee from Iran 30 years ago and lived in a refugee camp in our region for several years.