A Perfect Day Yawmon akhar
- Story line
Stuck in a traffic jam, Malek catches a fleeting glance of the beautiful Zeina the woman he loves. Tapping text messages into his mobile phone he desesperately tries to get through to her, but she no longer wants to see him. She vanishes into the throng of midday Beirut traffic.
The young man has a syndrome which interrupts his breathing during sleep. Whenever he stops moving, he dozes off adding to his disorientation. His mother Claudia has still not accepted his father’s disappearance after 15 years. She stays at home should her husband return, Malek drives around the city alone in his car.
Each of them trying to live with a void of lost love.
But today may be the “perfect day ” to lay their ghosts to rest. Malek is taking his hesitant mother to declare her husband officially dead in the “absence of a body”. And that evening, in a trendy nightclub where the young of Beirut go to dance and forget their troubles, Zeina looks ready to give Malek a second shot at the love he so yearns for.
A film by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Produced by Anne-Cécile Berthomeau and Edouard Mauriat for Mille et une Productions (France)
Co-producers Georges Schoucair for Abbout Productions (Lebanon)
Thanassis Karathanos for Twenty Twenty Vision (Germany)
Ziad Saad (Malek), Julia Kassar (Claudia), Alexandra Kahwagi (Zeina), Rabih Mroué, Carole Schoucair, Joseph Nader, Pascale Sekkar, Joseph Sassine
|Executive Producer||Farès Ladjimi|
|Assistant Producer||Marianne Katra|
|Editing||Tina Baz Le gal|
|Set design and costumes||Sophie Khayat|
|Sound||Guillaume Le Braz|
|Sound Editing||Sylvain Malbrant, Nicolas Moreau|
|Music||Scrambled Eggs: Charbel Haber, Marc Codsi, Tony Elieh,Said EliehSoap Kills, Zeid Hamdan & Yasmine Hamdan|
|First assistant director||Sophie Audier|
|Second assistant director||Corinne Chawi|
|Script||Zeina Saab de Melero|
|Format||35 mm color -1.85.|
|Original Language||Arabic (subtitles)|
|Visa n 111 312 Dépôt Légal 2005|
- Directors note