Egyptian film “Youm Lel Setat” (A Day For Women) won the Grand Prize in the African Cinema Festival in Khouribga, Morocco. The film directed by prominent director Kamla Abu Zekry and starring Elham Shahin, Nelly Karim, Ahmed EL-Fishawy, and Mahmoud Hemida.
This comes only a few days after the film female stars Nelly Karim, Elham Shahin and Nahed EL Sebai’e shared the best actress award for their performances at the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival taking place in Russia.
“A Day for Women” takes place in one of the working class neighbourhoods where he Youth centre dedicates a day on the pool for women only. As the plot goes, audience get to see the consequences of this decision on the psychological and emotional life living in the neighbourhood.
The film’s world premiere took place at 60th BFI London Film Festival. It also competed at the official competition of 38th International Film Festival where Nahed El Sebai’e 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.
The film is written by Hanaa Atiya, and produced by Elham Shahin through her company Shahin Film