In the Presence of Director Kamla Abouzekri, Elham Shahin, and Costume Designer Inas Shahin
A Day for Women Screens in Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakesh, Morocco on Wednesday, 4 December
In the presence of its director Kamla Abouzekri, Customer Designer Inas Shahin, and Elham Shahin, A Day for Women will screen in Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakesh, Morocco, on Wednesday, 4 December, at 9:00 PM. The film is considered one of the most successful Egyptian films in the last 10 years. It won seven awards during its tour in dozens of international film festivals, and screened in more than twenty countries.
The film won seven awards at international film festivals, including 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 awards at the Egyptian National Film Festival, and Best Feature Film at the Festival di Cinema Africano di Verona. The film also competed in the Official Competition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) marking its Arab world premiere, where its star Nahed ElSebai 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 had 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 Festival International de Cin√©ma Vues d'Afrique in Montr√©al, opened the 1st Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF), where superstar Elham Shahin was honored, and screened at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), 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 brings together a cast and crew of outstanding women, as it is produced by Elham Shahin through her company Shahin Film, who also stars in the film, directed by Kamla Abouzekri, written by Hanaa Atiyah, DOP Nancy Abdel Fattah, and Costume Designer Inas Shahin. The film stars 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.