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A Beautiful Day

Directed by Phedon Papamichael

Short Narrative
United States | 21 min | 2016

Following in the tradition of the new Greek Cinema phenomenon, Athens-born director Phedon Papamichael brings a searing expose of the fragility of the human psyche in his new short film “A Beautiful Day”.
Gene (James Brolin) gets up day after day and follows the same monotonous routine that he has lived since the death of his wife ten years earlier. He is aging fast from illness and loneliness and has given up on the future.

Today, however, he awakens with a new determination to end the life he has known. Today, there is a new resolve that will change the course of everything.

A Beautiful Day - Phedon PapamichaelPhedon Papamichael
Phedon counts over 40 feature films to his credit as Director of Photography, including While You Were Sleeping, Cool Runnings, Phenomenon, The Weatherman, Walk The Line (won the GOLDEN FROG for Best Cinematography), Academy Award nominated 3:10 to Yuma, Pursuit of Happyness, Oliver Stone’s W., Knight and Day, This is 40, and two of the most award-winning films of 2011: The Descendants and The Ides Of March.

For his gorgeous B&W lensing on the highly acclaimed Nebraska, Phedon received an OSCAR, BAFTA and ASC nomination, winning the BSC Award amongst other honors. He then worked on The Mounments Men, The Huntsman- A Winter’s War, and Downsizing, starring Matt Damon. He has directed From Within and Aradia Lost (11 festival acceptances).

A Beautiful Day | Film Poster

Film Information

Director: Phedon Papamichael
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 21 min


Producers: Angeliki Giannakopoulos, Casey Cannon, Phedon Papamichael
Writer: Angeliki Giannakopoulos, Casey Cannon
Cinematographer/DP:  Cory Geryak
Music:Nick Athens

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Principal Cast

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival