Scotland, 1988: On their last day of university, Emma and Dexter meet by chance, but their future bears all the marks of manifest destiny. Spending their first night together, the two do not realize that this one night will define their romantic lives for the coming decades. ONE DAY follows the protagonists as they spend one day together each year, constantly trying to assess wheter or not they made the right decision by not throwing themselves at the other person and declaring their undying love for each other.
Lone Scherfig was born in Copenhagen in 1959, where she later studied film at the University of Copenhagen and the National Film School of Denmark. Her debut was THE BIRTHDAY TRIP (1990), which was presented in the Panorama programme in Berlin, where she also returned in 2001 with what proved to be her breakthrough film – ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS. The film won her a Silver Bear and the Fipresci Prize. In 2002, she made her first English-language film, WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF, and in 2007 the Danish comedy HJEMVE, before presenting AN EDUCATION, based on Nick Hornby’s script, at this year’s Sundance and Berlin festival.