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152 Ratings

A Perfect Day

Spain, 2015
Drama, Comedy, War


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.

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A Perfect Day Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2015 | Directors' Fortnight

Goya Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay

2016 | 6 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor

As a matter of form complimenting content, these choices reflect the film’s gradual descent into a more conventional and uncomplicated style. A Perfect Day finally seems conspicuously at odds with itself, neither funny nor impassioned enough to pass as an accomplished vision of transnational welfare.
January 10, 2016
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Politically, the movie is a muddle, but it seems to subscribe to the “Chinatown” notion that intervention has a tendency to make matters worse. The interpreter constantly reminds Robbins’s character that humor doesn’t always translate, and the protagonists are often one step behind those they’re charged with helping. It’s not a consistent movie, but it has cutting moments.
May 17, 2015
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There’s a little something of early Robert Altman in this enjoyably spiky comic war movie from the Spanish director Fernando León de Aranda: think of it as a second helping of M*A*S*H.
May 17, 2015
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