The Day Today

Directed by Maxence Stamatiadis

  • genre Fiction
  • duration 67 minutes
  • status diffusion
  • release 2021

2024 in the suburbs of Paris. 88-year old Suzanne is a technology addict. Glued to her screens, she shares kitten videos, learns about Bitcoin and devotes herself to the romance of reality TV. But none of that can fill the void of losing Edouard, her husband who died 10 years earlier. One day, Suzanne discovers a new app « The Day Today » which promises to bring loved ones back. Edouard returns, but he’s not quite the same man.


  • Suzanne Mouradian
  • Edouard Mouradian


  • Direction and screenplay Maxence Stamatiadis
  • Director of Photography Marine Atlan
  • Editing Elsa Jonquet
  • Sound Benjamin Feuillade
  • Sound Editing and Mixing Adam Wolny
  • Color Grading Graziella Zanoni
  • Cast Suzanne Mouradian, Edouard Mouradian
  • Production Hutong Productions – Agathe Berman Studio – Bad Manner’s


  • IFFR Rotterdam Harbour Section (World Premiere 2021)
  • Nowe Horyzonty IFF Discoveries Section (Wroclaw, Poland 2021)
  • Indie Lisboa Silvestre Competition (Portugal 2021)
  • Beldocs IFF International Competition and Meteor Section (Belgrade 2021)
  • FIFIB Contrebandes Competition (Bordeaux, FR, 2021)
  • THESSALONIKI IFF Film Forward Silver Alexander Award & Audience Award 2021
  • SINGAPORE IFF Official Selection – Undercurrent Section 2021
  • FORUM DES IMAGES Double Mixte Cyber-Mall Programming (Paris 2022)
  • FANTASPOA International Fantastic Film Festival Official Competition (Brazil 2022)
  • Gaîté Lyrique ImagePoint Cycle 2022
  • Cinémathèque française Aujourd’hui le Cinéma Cycle

Press review

  • CINEUROPA Its combination of ultra-realism and science-fiction provides Maxence Stamatiadis with the signature of a real auteur, one which takes the viewer by surprise, and which drills down deep into intelligent subjects.
  • FILMUFURIA The Day Today is a darkly delicious satire of modern life, highlighting the perils of internet dating, artificial intelligence and even our human tendency to go with the flow even when the going gets rough.
  • SCREENDAILY The Day Today fleetingly touches on a whole range of topics from the dangers of the dark web to the Armenian genocide, cautionary reflections on the use of cutting edge technology and what we are willing to endure in the name of love.
  • LE CINEMA CLUB Maxence Stamatiadis’ films feel like affectionate anthropologies.
  • LE POLYESTER There is a way of looking at reality head-on, in its most trivial and ugly details, to transform it into something dreamlike and crazy. A sleight of hand (which can be reminiscent of Virgil Vernier's cinema), capable of transforming Justin Bieber's sugary words into a moving robotic plea from beyond.
  • INTERVIEW This future that never arrived is a deep disenchantment, of childhood, of utopias.