In competition for the Bridging the Borders Award and Young Cineastes Award.
This endearing coming-of-age dramedy centers on an Iranian tween whose family is seeking asylum in Finland and expects news “any day now.” While they wait, Ramin Mehdipour (Aran-Sina Keshvari) lives with his parents and younger sister in a crowded hotel-turned-refugee camp. In spite of their challenging situation, the family maintains their optimism and good cheer, rarely more evident than in the scene in which Ramin’s father (charmingly portrayed by Shahab Hosseini) gives his son some memorable advice on how to interact with the opposite sex. Even though Any Day Now deals with hard realities, it is abuzz with a summery energy and the happiness of childhood memories, and features an irresistible family worth rooting for. Writer-director Hamy Ramezan – himself a refugee from Iran – makes a confident, humanistic feature debut that marks him as an exciting talent to watch.
|Producers:||Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka|
|Screenwriter:||Hamy Ramezan, Antti Rautava|
|Music:||Tuomas Nikkinen, Linda Arnkil|
|Cast:||Aran-Sina Keshvari, Shahab Hosseini, Shabnam Ghorbani, Kimiya Eskandari|
|Original Language Title:||Ensilumi|
|Language:||In Finnish, Farsi, and English with English subtitles.|
|Running Time:||82 minutes|
|Awards:||Best Music, Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux; Best Leading Actor and Nordisk Film Award, Jussi Awards; Best Supporting Actor, Beijing International Film Festival|
|Primary Company:||New Europe Film Sales|