A Moment in the Reeds
Wednesday, May 29th
Set on the quiet and secluded shores of a Finish lakeside, A Moment in the Reeds tells an intense emotional story of a young Finnish man who embarks on a whirlwind love affair with the Syrian refugee his father has hired to help renovate their summer home.
“This gay love story defies borders … [the] chemistry in the film is palpable.” – The Advocate
A response to an absence of queer narratives in Finnish cinema, this film is among the first queer feature films 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 center-stage.
Weaving themes of national identity, queerness, and outsiderness into an engaging and steamy drama, this is a story about the search for a place to call home.
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