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A Perfect Day

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Synopsis

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?  

Cast

 Ziad Saad, Julia Kassar, Alexandra Kahwagi

Awards

Fipresci Award – Don Quichotte Award
Locarno International film Festival, Switzerland 2005

Silver Balloon, Best Actor, Best Original Music
Festival des 3 Continents de Nantes, France 2005

Bayard d’Or for Best Actor, Special Mention for Best Film
Namur International Film, Belgium 2005

Golden Dagger for Best Film
Musqat Film Festival, Oman

Directing Award
Alexandria IFF, Egypt 2006

Technical Sheet

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Yawm Akhar

GENRE:
Drama

YEAR:
2005

COUNTRIES:
Lebanon / France / Germany

DURATION:
88 min

PRODUCERS:
Mille et Une Productions (Anne-Cécile Berthomeau
& Edouard Mauriat)
Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair)

SCREENWRITER:
Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

MUSIC:
Scrambled Eggs
Soap Kills

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Jeanne Lapoirie

EDITING:
Tina Baz-Le Gal

SOUND:
Guillaume Le Braz
Sylvain Malbrant
Olivier Goinard

WORLD SALES & DISTRIBUTOR:
Celluloid Dreams

CO-PRODUCTION:
Twenty Twenty Vision (Thanassis Karathanos)

With the participation of:
The Fund for French-Speaking Audiovisual Production in Southern Countries (Intergovernmental Agency of the Francophonie and the CIRTEF), Fonds Sud Cinéma: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and C.N.C., the World Cinema Fund, Hubert Bals. Fund, TV5 and Arcadi

Festivals:

Locarno International film Festival, Switzerland 2005
Festival des 3 Continents de Nantes, France 2005
Namur International Film, Belgium 2005
Toronto International film Festival, Canada 2005
Dubai International film Festival, UAE 2005
Tokyo Filmex, Japan 2005
Alexandria IFF, Egypt 2006
Rotterdam International Film festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Musqat Film Festival, Oman
London International film Festival, United Kingdom 2005

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