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Cannes: Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins Drama ‘A Perfect Day’ Goes to IFC Films

Olga Kurylenko and Mélanie Thierry co-star in project about aid workers in a conflict zone

IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to WestEnd Films’ “A Perfect Day,” directed by Spanish filmmaker Fernando León de Aranoa.

The film, which premiered in Cannes, stars Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry and Fedja Stukan.

Set in the Balkans in the mid-’90s, the film follows a group of aid workers as they try to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.

León de Aranoa, who co-wrote the script with Diego Farias, also produced under his Reposado banner with Jaume Roures of MediaPro and executive producers Patricia de Muns and Javier Méndez.

“León de Aranoa has delivered an excellent English-language debut that demonstrates his rare gift for imbuing gritty subject matter with compassion and droll humor. We are thrilled to be bringing his film to U.S. audiences,” said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects and IFC Films, in a statement.

The deal was brokered by Arianna Bocco, SVP of acquisitions for IFC Film, and Eve Schoukroun, managing director of WestEnd Films. IFC Films is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

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