$15 TICKETS ($12 for members)
Sun. April 17 @ 2:45PM
Venue: Austin Film Society
Streaming April 22-24, Eventive
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
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
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...
Director: HAMY RAMEZAN
Writer: HAMY RAMEZAN
Producer(s): JUSSI RANTAMAKI
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'
Editor: JOONA LOUHIVUORI
Sound: SVANTE COLERUS
Music: TUOMAS NIKKINEN
AAMU FILM COMPANY