january 23-30, 2002
greenbelt cinema 1, makati city
metro manila, philippines
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A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day details, ironically, the most imperfect day possible. It constructs the memory of the beloved, in minute, heart-wrenching detail. Sukesh and Madhavi were in love; then they fell out of love. On a day like any other, when he no longer thinks of her, Sukesh realises that it is Madhavi's birthday. All the old memories come flooding back, leaving him too distraught to do anything except wander through Delhi getting increasingly drunk. 

 

He remembers their first meeting, their days together, their holiday to Goa, their kisses, her face, her beauty and their break-up. Climbing trees, wandering through the zoo, on the swings at Children's Park, crouching by a sewer, Sukesh ends up at Madhavi's house, only to find that she is out, shopping for a party later that night. He decides to attend: there is something he must tell her, something he must ask for. 


The Filmmaker


Nishit Saran studied filmmaking at Harvard where he made the critically acclaimed documentary Summer in My Veins. He then made Project Flower on street children in Nizamuddin, New Delhi, recently premiered at the World AIDS Conference in Durban. A Perfect Day is his first feature



[Dir: Nishit Saran; INDIA/2001/80MIN/ENGLISH]


 

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