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A Moment in the Reeds

DIRECTOR & SCRIPT

Mikko Mäkelä

CAST

Janne Puustinen, Boodi Kabbani, Mika Melender, Virpi Rautsiala

DRAMA

FINLAND / UNITED KINGDOM

2017

107 MIN

K18

LANGUAGE

Finnish & English

SUBTITLES

Finnish & English

THURSDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER AT 18:00

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.

Director's first feature film

Presented by the artistic team at the screening

Mikko Mäkelä is a London-based filmmaker who, feeling compelled to fill the queer void in Finnish cinema, decided to return to his native Finland to make his debut feature. Since studying English Literature and French at Nottingham University and University College London, in London Mikko has directed music videos and fashion films alongside working as an editor in drama and commercials. Having also studied Drama at City Literary Institute, he was earlier this year seen acting on the stage in the Arcola Queer Collective's revival of Mae West's 'The Drag' as well as making an appearance in John Cameron Mitchell’s film ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’.