‘A Moment in the Reeds’ nominated for British Independent Film Award

The Finnish film A Moment in the Reeds has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award.

A Moment in the Reeds is about Leevi, who returns home to Finland for the summer. He plans to work on his thesis for his Paris University, but at the same time he decides to help his father, with whom he has a strained relationship, fix their family lake house so it can be sold. His father hires Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, to help with the work. When Leevi’s father heads into town for work, the two young men establish a connection and spend a few days discovering one another.

This is director Mikko Makela’s first film. Makela, originally from Finland, now resides in England. When A Moment in the Reeds was released, it promoted itself as one of the first films to show an LGBT Syrian.

The British Independent Film Awards is for independently-made films. The winners will be announced on the 2nd of December.

You can watch the trailer for A Moment in the Reeds below.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.