13-year old Ramin Mehdipour and his Iranian family have been living in a refugee centre in Finland. Just as Ramin starts to enjoy the school holidays, the family receives the terrible news their asylum application has been denied. The Mehdipours file a final appeal, and they continue with their everyday lives, trying to keep a positive attitude despite the looming danger of deportation. As Ramin starts the new school year, every moment, every friendship will be more precious than ever.
National Jury's motivation: Any Day Now is a universal and poetic story of a family that stands together in love – even when they’re denied tomorrow. Director Hamy Ramezan trusts his audience. His grasp is both firm and gentle, and he doesn’t hesitate to reach for grand emotions and humour. The acting is first class.