LONDON — Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer of Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s “A Perfect Day,” which stars Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Melanie Thierry and Fedja Stukan.
The film, which received its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in Directors’ Fortnight, has proven to be an international sales hit for WestEnd Films. The rights have gone to the U.S. (IFC), France (TF1 DA), Germany (X Verleih), Japan (Respect), Australia (Madman), Scandinavia (Smile), Benelux (September Films), Switzerland (Praesens), Italy (Teodora), Hong Kong (Edko), Turkey (Mars), Israel (United King), Middle East (ECS), Greece (Spentzos), former Yugoslavia (VTI), Malaysia (Suraya), Bulgaria (A Plus) and South Africa (M-Net). Universal Pictures Intl. has the rights for Spain, and will release the film there on Aug. 28.
The pic centers on a group of aid workers as they try to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone: Sophie (Thierry) is a newcomer, she wants to help; Mambru (Del Toro) has seen it all and wants to go home; Katya (Kurylenko) once wanted Mambru; Damir (Stukan) wants the war to end, and B (Robbins) doesn’t know what he wants. Humor, drama, emotion, routine, danger, hope: it all fits in a perfect day.
The film is produced by Reposado and Mediapro.