Leevi returns home to Finland to help his estranged father renovate their summer cottage. To help them with the work, his father hires Tareq, a Syrian asylum seeker. When the two are left alone for a few days to their own devices, they get to know each other intimately. While Leevi wants to escape Finland to head back to Paris, Tareq is desperate to adapt to his new home.
In A Moment in the Reeds, first time director Mikko Makela captures the splendour of a Finnish midsummer and the rush of an intense love affair. This summer romance is a feat of Finnish cinema and promises to be one of the more sexually charged films of the festival.
A Moment in the Reeds is a wonderful romance that deserves to be discovered. From a subtle beginning, the story develops in to something more meaningful – and proves to be one of the year’s best LGBT discoveries - Gay Essentials