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<i>A Perfect Day</i>. 2005. Lebanon/France. Directed by Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
  • A Perfect Day

    2005. Lebanon/France. Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige. 88 min.

Monday, November 15, 2010, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • A Perfect Day

    2005. Lebanon/France. Written and directed by Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige. Luminous, soft-spoken, and slowly paced, A Perfect Day captures a rare moment: the release from a long, haunting spell. The film recounts the day when a middle-aged mother and her son resolve to stop waiting for the return of the missing family patriarch, so they can begin mourning and lay him to rest for good. As gentle as a caress, A Perfect Day is an existential call for mourning, the most essential step in moving past the legacy of war. In Arabic; English subtitles. 88 min.