A Perfect Day
by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Drama, 2005 , 1h 28min

Twenty four hours in the life of Malek, a young man living in the present day with his mother Claudia in Beirut. He suffers from narcolepsy and falls asleep as soon as he stops moving. On this day, Malek manages to convince his mother to talk to a lawyer in order to officially declare the death of his father, who disappeared 15 years earlier. The young man then loses himself in Beirut, among its streets and its bars, in his quest to find Zeina, the woman he loves, hoping she will give him a second chance. What if today was the « perfect day » to escape from one’s ghosts and to find those who were lost?  

Festivals & Awards

Locarno International film Festival - Fipresci Award, Don Quichotte Award

Festival des 3 Continents de Nantes - Silver Balloon, Best Actor, Best Original Music

Namur International Film - Bayard d’Or for Best Actor, Special Mention for Best Film

Musqat Film Festival - Golden Dagger for Best Film

Alexandria IFF - Directing Award

Toronto International Film Festival

Athens Film Festival

Reykjavik International Film Festival

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Belgrade Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Producers Mille et Une Productions (Anne-Cécile Berthomeau & Edouard Mauriat), Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair)
Co-Producers Twenty Twenty Vision (Thanassis Karathanos)
Screenwriter Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Cinematography Jeanne Lapoirie
Editor Tina Baz-Le Gal
Sound Guillaume Le Braz, Sylvain Malbrant, Olivier Goinard
Music Composer Scrambled Eggs, Soap Kills
Muscat International Film Festival

Alexandria International Film Festival

Festival des 3 Continents Nantes

Locarno Film Festival

Filmex International Film Festival Tokyo

Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur