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?  


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

Celluloid Dreams

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

Cast: Ziad Saad, Julia Kassar, Alexandra Kahwagi

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