A Perfect day

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2005
Format : Feature

A perfect 24 hours in modern-day Beirut, a day in which Claudia is finally ready to come to terms with her husband's
disappearance 15 years earlier while her son, the narcoleptic
Malek, searches the chaotic streets for his own lost love, Zeina.
Moving between the old and the new and existing in an emotional
void, Claudia and Malek are dislocated and numbed by the trauma of the Lebanese Civil War in which 17.000 vanished. As Beirut's past is interrupted by its future, this is a perfect day to end the harrowing wait, to put old ghosts to rest and to search for a new future while not forgetting the past.

Directors: Khalil Joreige, Joana Hadjithomas

Producers: Abbout Productions (Lebanon), Mille et une Production (France),
Twenty Twenty Vision (Germany)
World Sales: Celluloid Dreams (France)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in January 2005
Funding amount: 35.000 €
German WCF Partner: Twenty Twenty Vision

Rights sold to
France, Greece

World premiere
Locarno International Film Festival 2005, Official Programme, Competition

Awards (selection)
Winner of FIPRESCI Award, Federation of Film Societies and the Don Quijote Award, Locarno International Film Festival 2005 Winner of the Special Mention of the Jury and of the Bayard
d'Or for Best Actor Ziad Saad, Namur Francophone Fest
2005 Winner of the Mongolfière d'Argent, Prix de la Création Musicale, Prix du Meilleur Acteur in Nantes Festival des 3 Continents
2005 Winner of the Prix d'Aide à la Distribution, Belfort 2005 Winner of the Best Director Award, Muscat International Film Festival 2006

Festivals (selection)
Locarno International Film Festival 2005 Tribeca International Film Festival 2006 Toronto Discovery International Film Festival
2005 Athens International Film Festival 2005 Montreal New Cinema 2005 London International Film Festival 2005 Tokyo Filmex 2005 Nantes Festival des 3 Continents 2005 Dubai International Film Festival 2005 Reykjavik International Film Festival 2005 Rotterdam International Film Festival 2006 Alba Infinity Festival 2006 Istanbul International Film Festival 2006 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2006 Seattle International
Film Festival 2006 Sydney International Film Festival
2006 Munich International Film Festival 2006

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