Any Day Now Ensilumi

by Hamy Ramezan

Finland
2020
82 min
OV Farsi, Finnish, English - French subtitles
Feature film
Fiction
Color
DCP

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Official synopsis

In a Finnish village, the life of a 13-year-old boy is turned upside down when his family’s asylum request is refused.

The programmer’s eye

Hamy Ramezan shows a very accurate talent for direction and always keeps us up to the height of his protagonist. Well integrated into his host community, the latter experiences his first love and slowly blossoms. The film immerses us in the sweet and benevolent world of this family who, despite its situation, tries to live wholeheartedly. — Aurélie Oria-Badoc

Biography and Filmography

Hamy Ramezan is a Finnish-Iranian film director and screenwriter. After fleeing persecution in Iran and surviving Yugoslav refugee camps, Ramezan and his family arrived in Finland in 1990. He graduated from the film school at UCA, Farnham in 2007 and has since completed several short films. His short film “Listen” (2015) premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2015, has been screened at over 200 festivals and was nominated for Best Short Film at European Film Awards. “Any Day Now” is his feature debut.

2020 - ANY DAY NOW - Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter
2016 - UNKNOWN REFUGEE (Short) - Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter
2015 - LISTEN (Short) - Rungano Nyoni, Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter
2014 - KEYS OF HEAVEN (Short) - Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter
2009 - OVER THE FENCE (Short) - Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter

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de Hamy Ramezan

Hamy Ramezan is a Finnish-Iranian film director and screenwriter. After fleeing persecution in Iran and surviving Yugoslav refugee camps, Ramezan and his family arrived in Finland in 1990. He graduated from the film school at UCA, Farnham in 2007 and has since completed several short films. His short film “Listen” (2015) premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2015, has been screened at over 200 festivals and was nominated for Best Short Film at European Film Awards. “Any Day Now” is his feature debut.

2020 - ANY DAY NOW - Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter
2016 - UNKNOWN REFUGEE (Short) - Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter
2015 - LISTEN (Short) - Rungano Nyoni, Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter
2014 - KEYS OF HEAVEN (Short) - Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter
2009 - OVER THE FENCE (Short) - Hamy Ramezan - Director and screenwriter