A Moment in the Reeds
Monday April 23rd 2018, 6:45 pm
Runtime: 108 minutes
Language: English and Finish with English Subtitles
Director: Mikko Makela
Country: Finland and United Kingdom
Genre: Drama, Gay, Romance
Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help. When Leevi’s father must return to town, the two young men establish a connection and spend a few days discovering one another. The film casts the long-marginalized voices of sexual and ethnic minorities center-stage in an exploration of contemporary Finnish society and national identity, but the struggles and issues are universal.
Steve Drukker - Director of Finance and Grants
I was struck by how every character and every scene felt so real, which made every turn of the story so riveting, and so unforgettable. A selection at film festivals in London, Germany, and Sweden, it makes its Miami debut at OUTshine.
Official Selection - BFI London, Göteborg Film Fest, Roze Filmdagen (Amsterdam), Wicked Queer (Boston), Reel Affirmations XTRA (Washington D.C.)