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A Moment in the Reeds

Brunch Session - take your pals for brunch, then see a film about a moment of love over a few days of the Finnish summer...

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DATE: 18 Mar 2018

TIME: 12:30 p

LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas

UNCLASSIFIED  18+

Year  2017

Country  Finland

Language  English 

Director  Mikko Mäkelä

Screenwriters  Mikko Mäkelä

Cast  Janne Puustinen, Boodi Kabbani, Mika Melender

SYNOPSIS

Genre  Drama, Romance
 

Run Time  107min

Awards & Screenings

BFI London FF 2017, Mardi Gras Film Festival 2017

Source  The Film Collaborative

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 so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi’s father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a connection and spend a few days discovering one another during
the Finnish midsummer.

A response to the dearth of queer narratives in Finnish cinema, A Moment in the Reeds is among the first queer feature films ever made in the country. Viewing Finland from the perspectives both of an immigrant and an emigrant, the film casts the long-marginalised voices of sexual and ethnic minorities centre-stage in a story about the search for freedom, acceptance and a place to call home.