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by Mikko Makela


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.

international title: A Moment in the Reeds
original title: Tämä hetki kaislikossa
working title: Tämä hetki kaislikossa
country: Finland, United Kingdom
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Mikko Makela
film run: 108'
screenplay: Mikko Makela
cast: Janne Puustinen, Boodi Kabbani, Mika Melender, Virpi Rautsiala
cinematography by: Iikka Salminen
film editing: Mikko Makela
costumes designer: Kati Silo
music: Sebastián Kauderer
producer: Mikko Makela, Jarno Pimperi, James Robert Benjamin Watson
executive producer: William R. Carter
associate producer: Stuart Malcolm Honey
production: Wild Beast Productions