A Perfect Day
A PERFECT DAY
(Un giorno perfetto)

Based on the popular novel by Melania Mazzucco, A PERFECT DAY is the stirring new film from celebrated writer/director Ferzan Ozpetek (Facing Windows IFF03, Saturn in Opposition – IFF07) and captures the 24 hours before the lives of a group of people are irreversibly connected.

Antonio (Valerio Mastandrea) is a bodyguard. He refuses to accept that his marriage to Emma (Isabella Ferrari, Her Whole Life Ahead – IFF08) is over. Their two children Valentina (Nicole Murgia) and Kevin (Gabriele Paolino) welcome reconciliation but Emma knows this can never be. Meanwhile, his boss, MP Fioravanti (Valerio Binasco), tries frantically to salvage his political career, unaware that he is destroying his personal life. Then there is Mara (Monica Guerritore), a lonely and complicated professor who re-discovers her long lost love.

Woven against the frenetic backdrop of Rome, their stories inspire a compelling contemporary mixture of love and politics. Ozpetek, a master of subtle, involving ensemble drama, constructs a sensitive atmosphere, which is tender and touching about the characters' emotions, whilst inexorably building up the suspense to a shattering, powerful denouement.
  WINNER
FRANCESCO
PASINETTI AWARD
BEST ACTRESS
(ISABELLA FERRARI)
VENICE FILM
FESTIVAL 2008



Director: Ferzan Ozpetek

Cast: Isabella Ferrari, Valerio
Mastandrea, Valerio Binasco,
Angela Finocchiaro.

Italian with English subtitles

2008 | 95' | 35mm