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Hamy Ramezan – Any Day Now #Berlinale2021

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Hamy Rameza tells us the story of his childhood through a poetic and moving film, not to be missed.

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16 min. and 49 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Hamy Ramezan, director of the film Any Day Now.

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Hamy Ramezan tells Fred Radio the path that lead him to this story about himself and his childhood. It has been difficult to find the right way to tell a story about a family of refugees, without describing suffering and pain, and make it believable ( as such tales now are drenched in sorrow and pain , and we are used to that). But when the right cast came on board everything got easier…

Any Day Now: Rain-soaked Finnish forests bathed in a nebulous haze. Every morning, the 13-year-old Ramin is awakened tenderly by his mother. The Mehdipour family encounters everyday life in a refugee accommodation in a quiet, simple manner, full of humour and warmth. In the here and now, every moment is savoured as if there were no tomorrow: time with friends, new encounters, parties and – for Ramin – falling in love for the first time. And yet, it is clear that if the family’s application for asylum is denied, which could happen any day, things will change abruptly. Moments of courage and joy, despair and worry all add to the loving portrait of a child and his family who, on the threshold of a new life, never lose their dignity.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Hamy Ramezan
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Any Day Now
  • Festival section
    Generation Plus
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