Un día perfecto

A perfect day
Fernando Leon de Aranoa
Comedy, Fiction
Fernando Leon de Aranoa; a novel by Paula Farias
Tim Robbins, Benicio del Toro, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry, Fedja Stukan, Eldar Residovic
Mediapro, Reposado Producciones and TVE


For new recruit humanitarian aid worker Sophie, a perfect day involves sunshine, breakfast in bed, sex and then flying off to a conflict zone. Today, well... at least she’s got the conflict zone.

As Sophie and her seasoned colleagues Mambru and B race against time to save the water supply for an abandoned community, they must outwit pedantic UN bureaucrats, military factions and exploitative local criminals – all the while cleverly distracting Mambru's ex-lover Katya, who has flown in from head office to shut their mission down.

A dead cow, an un-cooperative supplies store and an angry dog tied to the length of rope they desperately need: the team and their guide negotiate the seemingly simple task of extracting a dead body from a well, but staying sane proves to be the biggest challenge on this not-so perfect day.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2015
Directors Fortnight
BFI London Film Festival 2015
Laugh Section
Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci) 2015
Spanish Cinema 2015

Lux Film Prize of European Parliament 2015
LUX Prize Official Selection
Goyas Awards 2016
Nominated: Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Production Direction, Best Photography, Best Edition, Best Costume Design
Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay


Spain (28 of August 2015)