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A Day for Women

Director: Kamla Abouzekri
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Screened at 20 film festivals and won twelve awards.
The film 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, and Shaimaa Seif.
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2016/ Egypt111 min/ Drama
Original Title
Youm lel Settat
SYNOPSIS
The film 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 the neighborhood.
CAST
Nelly Karim
Nahed El Sebai
Hala Sedqi
Ragaa Hussein
CREW
Screenwriter: Hanaa Atiyah
DOP: Nancy Abdel Fattah
Editor: Attia Amin
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Production Company(ies)
Shahin Film
Producer(s)
Elham Shahin
film festivals
BFI London Film Festival, UK
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Festival International du Film de Dakhla, Morocco
Cape Town International Film Market & Festival – CTIFMF, South Africa
Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, Russia
Beirut Film Festival, Lebanon
Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington, USA
Rencontres cinématographiques de Dakar (RECIDAK), Sénégal
Arab Film Festival Zurich, Switzerland
Festival International de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique, Canada
African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF), France
Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF), Lebanon
Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Egypt
Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga (FCAK), Morocco
Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival, Egypt
Festival del Cinema Africano di Verona, Italy
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Slemani International Film Festival, Iraq
Egyptian National Film Festival, Egypt
film awards
Best Actress Award at the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Best Actress Award at the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, Russia
Grand Prize at the Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga (FCAK), Morocco
Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Décor, and a Certificate of Appreciation at the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival, Egypt
Giuria Spazio Scuole Award for Best Feature Film at the Festival del Cinema Africano di Verona, Italy
Audience Award at the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Best Screenplay Award at the Slemani International Film Festival, Iraq
Best Music and Third Production Award at the Egyptian National Film Festival, Egypt