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$15 TICKETS ($12 for members)
Sun. April 17 @ 2:45PM

Venue: Austin Film Society

Streaming April 22-24, Eventive

Texas Premiere

NOTES: This film is screening in theaters, followed by an on-demand window in our virtual cinema.  The virtual screening is available only to Texas audiences. 

Any Day Now 

Finland  I 82mins I Drama, Coming of Age I 2020

Finnish, Farsi w/ English subtitles

An Iranian family in Finland await the final decision on their asylum application. Even as deportation looms,  the Mehdipour parents move through the days and nights in their refugee accommodations in a quiet, simple manner, full of humor and warmth. 


Amidst the uneasy situation, the stuff of everyday life - days at the lake, neighborhood gossip, quiet apartment dance parties - goes on. Yet, as their son Ramin, enters junior high, he realizes the uncertainty of their place in new ways.  

Inspired partly by the experiences of director Hamy Ramezan, who fled Iran for Finland with his family in the 1990s,Any Day Now is an irresistible invitation to the Mehdipour family's table. It also distinguishes itself as a keen, personal portrayal of living under the caprices of the immigration system. 

The theatrical program includes the short film, CHAI

About the Artist

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Hamy Ramezan is 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, Franham in 2007 and has since completed several short films.


His short film Listen (2015) premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2015, hasbeen screened at over 200 festivals and was nominated for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards. Any Day Now is his feature debut. The film screened at Berlinale and went on to win the Jussi Award for 'Best Actor' in Finland. 



I cannot remember a film in which the consolations of kindness were so vivid.

- International Cinephile Society

"touching drama...

a lovely positive first feature"- Film Uforia

Thank you to our community partner for this screening!


Austin Iranian Professionals Association (AIPA) is a cultural nonprofit organization that aims to pass on the rich Iranian culture and traditions not only to second generation Iranians but also to other cultures. AIPA achieves this goal, to some extent, by organizing and hosting a multitude of events including but not limited to holidays, music, art, and fundraisers to celebrate traditions and unify the community. 

What the Critics Say...

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Director:                   HAMY RAMEZAN

Writer:                      HAMY RAMEZAN

                                 ANTTI RAUTAVA 

Producer(s):              JUSSI RANTAMAKI 

                                    EMILIA HAUKKA 


Cinematographer:     ARSEN SARKISIANTS

Set Design:                KARI KANKAANOAA

Costume Design:      KIRSI GUM 

Still photographer:  SAMI KUOKKANEN


ARAN-SINA KESHVARI as 'Ramin Mehdipour'
SHAHAB HOSSEINI 'Bahman Mehdipour'
SHABNAM GHORBANI as 'Mahtab Mehdipour'
KIMIYA ESKANDAR as 'Donya Mehdipour'

Crew Cont'd:

Editor:              JOONA LOUHIVUORI

Sound:              SVANTE COLERUS

Music:               TUOMAS NIKKINEN

                          LINDA ARNKIL

Production Companies 


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