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A Day for Women

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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
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.
Nelly Karim
Nahed El Sebai
Hala Sedqi
Ragaa Hussein
Shaimaa Seif
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film festivals
film festivals British Film Institute London Film Festival (BFI London Film Festival)
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival
film festivals Festival International du Film de Dakhla
film festivals Cape Town International Film Festival
film festivals Beirut Film Festival
film festivals Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington
film awards
film awards Best Actress Award (Nahed El Sebai) at the Cairo International Film Festival
Best Actress Award (Elham Shahin, Nelly Karim, Nahed El Sebai) at the Kazan International Muslim Film Festiva
Grand Prize of the Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga
Best Actress Award f(Elham Shahin), Best Actor (Mahmoud Hemida), Best Décor (Hamdi Abdel Rahman), Certificate of Appreciation (Ragaa Hussein) at the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
Giuria Spazio Scuole Award at the Festival di Cinema Africano di Verona
Audience Award at the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam
Best Screenplay Award at the Slemani International Film Festival
Best Music and Third Production Award at the Egyptian National Film Festival
“One of the Best Egyptian Films in 2016” - Film Critic Samir Farid
“A Day for Women has been making waves since its first release for providing a glimpse into the lives of women in a small working-class neighborhood in Egypt.” (Arabian Women’s Network)