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SQIFF18
A Moment In The Reeds

Sat 8 December 2018

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 with the work. 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 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.

Film in Finnish and English languages with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.

Film relies on visual material to convey ideas and contains a lot of Finnish language dialogue, so is less accessible for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print versions of handouts available.

Comfy seating (bean bags) available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.