Elham Shahin| Nelly Karim| Nahed El Sebai
The Stars of A Day for Women Earn Best Actress Award at the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival
Elham Shahin, Nelly Karim and Nahed El Sebai, stars of director Kamla Abouzekri's film A Day for Women, won the Best Actress Award at the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival. The festival was held from 5 to 11 September in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
A Day for Women is also taking part in the 20th Festival du CinÃ©ma Africain de Khouribga in Morocco (September 9-16) where it will be screened on Thursday, the 14th of September, 2017 with the attendance of Elham Shahin and director Kamla Abouzekri.
The Kazan International Muslim Film Festival is one of the biggest annual film festivals held in the Republic of Tatarstan. Since 2005, the aim of the festival has been to screen a number of films that introduce human, spiritual and moral values as well as cultural traditions, and the formation of the objective views of the world and the Russian community about Muslims and Islam. The slogan of the festival is "To the Dialogue of Cultures through the Culture of Dialogue".
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 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 competed in the official competition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), where its star Nahed El Sebai won the Best Actress Award for her role in the film. The film made its GCC premiere at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in its Arabian Nights programme, along with other international festivals.
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 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.