A Perfect Day

US Premiere

DIRECTED BY Fernando León de Aranoa

Country: Spain
Language: Bosnian, English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 105min
Production Year: 2015
Category: FILM

Mambru (Benicio Del Toro) and B (Tim Robbins) work for the nonprofit and neutral Aid Without Borders to keep the peace amid the terrible ethnic tensions in the Balkan region in the 1990s. With the fighting winding down and peace on the horizon, they will soon be heading home, but not before attempting to make one last difference. As a parting shot, a corpse has been dropped in a local well, contaminating the villagers’ water supply, and Mambru and B set about dredging up the body and cleaning the water. An easy enough task – except that every conceivable roadblock (even bovine!) seems to conspire to against them, along with their colleagues Sophie and Katya.

Spanish director Fernando León de Aranoa makes his first English language film with this Director’s Fortnight-debuting tale, and his trademark humor, humanism and deeply satisfying compassion remain in tact for one of his richest works to date. A Perfect Day is a tender portrait of men who live to help, but who are gradually realizing their gruff benevolence has reached a certain level of saturation. The men hold on to their boyish charms even as they age with graceful wisdom. – Jaie Laplante


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Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Producer: Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Jaume Roures
Screenwriter: Fernando Leon de Aranoa, Diego Farias, based on the novel ‘Dejarse Llover, ’ by Paula Farias

Music: Arnau Bataller
Cinematographer: Alex Catalán
Editor: Nacho Ruiz Capillas

Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Melanie Thierry, Fedja Stukan, Eldar Residovic, Sergi Lopez

Fernando León de Aranoa

Fernando León de Aranoa is from Madrid, Spain. He has won Goya (Spanish Academy) Awards for his films Familia (1996), Barrio (1998), Mondays in the Sun (2002) and Invisibles (2007). He presented Mondays in the Sun at the 2003 Miami International Film Festival, and Amador at the 2011 Festival.