ANY DAY NOW
Directed by Hamy Ramezan
Finland | 82 min. | Farsi, Finnish, English
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
Writer: Antti Rautava, Hamy Ramezan
Production Company: Aamu Film Company (“The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki”)
Festivals & Awards
Berlinale Generation 2021
Ramezan (…) shows a welcome lightness of touch with heavy issues that makes them accessible for audiences of all ages.
the story (…) carries a strong emotional resonance
warm-hearted spirit and family appeal
This is the sort of family we’d all like to be a part of
Asghar Farhadi regular, Hosseini making the most of his eternal optimist dad
a lovely positive first feature
I cannot remember a film in which the consolations of kindness were so vivid
With his first film (Hamy Ramezan has) proven himself a wonderful observer of human frailty transformed to strength and a great director of actors.
The acting is superb.
Shahab Hosseini (…) is deft and charming.
The cinematography by Arsen Sarkisiants is equally naturalistic (…) Sturla Brandth Grøvlen’s work on Shirley is called to mind.
a stubbornly gentle film
Any Day Now deserves an audience. It is a celebration of the quietly humane, neatly and delicately told on film.
International Cinephile Society