Leevi returns to Finland for the summer to help renovate the family summer house, Tariq a Syrian asylum seeker is hired to help and the two young men develop a closer friendship that offers a summer of love.

Director: Mikko Makela

Writer: Mikko Makela

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Have you ever been in love?

Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his father renovate the family’s lakeside holiday home. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, but when Leevi’s father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a passionate connection in the heat of the Finnish summer.

A MOMENT IN THE REEDS is one of the first queer feature films to be made in Finland. Viewing Finland from both the perspectives of an immigrant and an emigrant, the film is  a story about the search for freedom, acceptance and a place to call home.

  • "Deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as GOD'S OWN COUNTRY...one of the most moving gay romance stories of recent years"
  • "A fresh new voice in queer cinema" Edge Media Network
Director: Mikko Makela
Writer: Mikko Makela
Language: English; Finnish
Subtitles: English
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 103
DVD Release Date: 15-10-2018
VoD Release Date: 15-10-2018
Cinema Release Date: 29-08-2018