Kamla Abouzekri's Film Continues its Tour in Italy
A Day for Women Screens at the Gli occhi dell'Africa in Italy
Continuing its tour in Italy, director Kamla Abouzekri's film A Day for Women is going to be screened at the 11th edition of the Gli occhi dell'Africa in Pordenone, Italy. The film will be screened on Tuesday, the 14th of November, as part of a programme that presents the best recent films produced in Africa to the Italians.
Most recently, A Day for Women participated at the 31st African Film Festival in Italy (November 3-12). This comes after the film won four awards at six international film festivals last October. A Day for Women won the Audience Award at the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Best Screenplay Award at the Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq, Best Music and Third Production Award at the Egyptian National Film Festival. The film was also screened at the Cape Town International Film Festival, Beirut Film Festival and the Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington.
A Day for Women takes place in a shabby neighborhood in Egypt where a youth center decides to allocate one day on the swimming pool for women only. The film follows the consequences of this decision on the social, psychological and emotional life of the women living in that neighborhood.
A Day for Women landed its world premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival, run by the British Film Institute (BFI), within the Debate Strand section. The film also competed in the official competition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), where Nahed El Sebai won the Best Actress Award for her role in the film. The leads Elham Shahin, Nelly Karim and Nahed El Sebai shared the Best Actress Award of the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival held in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
A Day for Women brings together a cast and crew of outstanding women, as it is produced by Elham Shahin, who also stars in the film, through her company Shahin Film, directed by Kamla Abouzekri, written by Hanaa Atiyah, DOP Nancy Abdel Fattah and Costume Designer Inas Shahin. The film star Nelly Karim, Nahed El Sebai, Hala Sedqi, Ragaa Hussein, Shaimaa Seif, along with Mahmoud Hemida, Farouk Al Fishawy, Ahmad Al Fishawy, Eyad Nassar, and Ahmed Dawood. MAD Solutions handles the film's marketing and promotion in the Arab world.
Screening Times of A Day for Women at the Gli occhi dell'Africa (GMT +1)
Tuesday, the 14th of November, at 08:45 at the Maestri del Lavoro in Pordenone, Italy