Any Day Now, the first feature from Hamy Ramezan, was selected to the Generation Kplus programme at Berlinale. The film centers on the Iranian Mehdipour family who have come to Finland as asylum seekers.
The festival describes the film:
“Hamy Ramezan’s film Ensilumi (Any Day Now) is characterised by empathy and great warmth. Even if the asylum rejection notice for his family is on the table, this is not only the continuation of a refugee drama, but the story of a 13-year-old boy who tries to make the most of life in the here and now.”
Ramezan is known for his award-winning short films which have travelled the festivals widely: Listen (2014, with Rungano Nyoni) and Keys of Heaven (2014). In 2016, Ramezan directed a feature documentary Unknown Refugee, following asylum seekers across travelling across Europe.
Any Day Now is written by Ramezan and Antti Rautava and produced by Jussi Rantamäki and Emilia Haukka for Film Company Aamu. It had its domestic premiere in mid-October last year. Berlinale marks the film’s international premiere. The festival will organize an online edition for industry and press in March.