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  • The Oasis of Now

  • Original Title:
  • The Oasis of Now
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2020

  • Little Ramin Mehdipour is enjoying a perfect summer in a small Finnish town, just like any boy his age. His world revolves around family, friends and the nature around him, and in a few weeks he’s about to go to a new school: junior high. The Mehdipour family has applied for asylum, but the Finnish Immigration Service has decided against it. This fractures the lives of Ramin and his family, but the school year is about to start and life must go on. The Mehdipours use their last chance to appeal, but continue their everyday lives, fueled by their exceptionally positive outlook and attitude. Ramin is on the verge of innocence and adulthood, about to bid farewell to his childhood as he looks for his own voice.

    Director’s Statement: The Mehdipours are asylum seekers, but their irresistible thirst for life reminds the viewer that being an asylum seeker is not an identity. Ramin and his family define the scale of my film: I am portraying basic human emotions in all their simplicity and richness. I am telling a story about this family’s dignity, which cannot be destroyed by unseen and unjust forces. With this film I want to celebrate life and humanity which cannot be defeated.

  • Director:
  • Hamy Ramezan
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • In Development
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Aamu Film Company Ltd.
    Jussi Rantamäki
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Hamy Ramezan is a Finnish-Iranian filmmaker. He graduated from UCA in Farnham, England, in 2007. His short Listen premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and was nominated for Best Short Film at European Film Awards. Keys of Heaven premiered in Clermont-Ferrand, to be awarded the Risto Jarva Prize and Audience Award in Tampere later on.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • The Oasis of Now Image
  • The Oasis of Now

  • The Oasis of Now
  • Year:
  • 2020

  • Director:
  • Hamy Ramezan
  • Genre:
  • Drama
  • Duration:
  • TBC
  • Status:
  • In Development
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Aamu Film Company Ltd.
    Jussi Rantamäki
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • Little Ramin Mehdipour is enjoying a perfect summer in a small Finnish town, just like any boy his age. His world revolves around family, friends and the nature around him, and in a few weeks he’s about to go to a new school: junior high. The Mehdipour family has applied for asylum, but the Finnish Immigration Service has decided against it. This fractures the lives of Ramin and his family, but the school year is about to start and life must go on. The Mehdipours use their last chance to appeal, but continue their everyday lives, fueled by their exceptionally positive outlook and attitude. Ramin is on the verge of innocence and adulthood, about to bid farewell to his childhood as he looks for his own voice.

    Director’s Statement: The Mehdipours are asylum seekers, but their irresistible thirst for life reminds the viewer that being an asylum seeker is not an identity. Ramin and his family define the scale of my film: I am portraying basic human emotions in all their simplicity and richness. I am telling a story about this family’s dignity, which cannot be destroyed by unseen and unjust forces. With this film I want to celebrate life and humanity which cannot be defeated.

  • About the Director:
    Hamy Ramezan is a Finnish-Iranian filmmaker. He graduated from UCA in Farnham, England, in 2007. His short Listen premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and was nominated for Best Short Film at European Film Awards. Keys of Heaven premiered in Clermont-Ferrand, to be awarded the Risto Jarva Prize and Audience Award in Tampere later on.