Winner of Seven International Awards
A Day for Women to Screen at the Les Nouveaux Imaginaires d'Afrique in France
Director Kamla Abouzekri's feature film A Day for Women screens at the Les Nouveaux Imaginaires d'Afrique in Vitry-sur-Seine, France on Saturday, July 6 at 02:00 pm (GMT +2).
The Les Nouveaux Imaginaires d'Afrique aims to understand what is going on in the African continent and tries to understand the other through cinema, as well as music, theater and literature.
Recently, A Day for Women screened at the Ishbilia Theatre and Art-Hub in Lebanon, Rencontres Cin√©matographiques de Dakar (RECIDAK) in S√©n√©gal, Arab Film Festival Zurich, and the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in Paris.
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 the Giuria Spazio Scuole Award for 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.