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A Moment in the Reeds

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4:45 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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While Finland is known for its relaxing saunas, a heated stay at a summer cottage ignites an affair between two men, in Mikko Makela’s steamy and intimate debut feature.

Leevi revisits his hometown in Finland to help renovate the family’s lake house. He is accompanied by Tareq, a lonesome Syrian refugee who is employed by Leevi’s father. By way of handy labour and broken language, Leevi and Tareq’s affections begin to grow. When Leevi’s father is called away on business, the young men’s connection deepens and they discover a shared need to distance themselves from their families in order to live openly.

Capturing the stunning, sun-kissed beauty of the Finnish countryside, A Moment in the Reeds is a tender romance that also delves into the challenges that LGBT refugees face when adapting to life in a new country.

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