Continuing its chain of success, Kamla Abu Zekry’s film “A Day for Women” (Youm Lel Setat) is to be screened at the 27th Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina (FCAAAL) (African, Asian, and Latin American Film Festival) in Milan, Italy.
This comes after the film achieved four awards at the 65th Egyptian Catholic Centre Cinema Festival earlier this month. The film won the best actress award for Elham Shaheen’s role, shared with Menna Shalaby’s in Nawara. Prominent actor Mahmoud Hemida also won the best actor award for his role in the film.
The film also managed to win Hamdi Abdel Rahman the Best Décor Award, and renowned actress Ragaa Hussein received a Certificate of Appreciation.
“A Day for Women” takes the audience beyond the norms of women living in one of Egypt’s most popular neighbourhoods. It portrays the consequences of specifying a “women’s only” day for swimming for a social class that usually seeks to survive economic crises. It also showcases the effect of this decision on the social, psychological, and emotional state of those women.
The film was first screened at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) last November, and its first international premier was at the 60th BFI London Film Festival.
“A Day for Women” also received awards at the last Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), where actress Nahed El-Sebaie took an award for her role.
The film witnesses the participation of Nelly Karim, Hala Sedki, Ragaa Hussein, and Shaimaa Seif, as well as Farouk Al Fishawy, Ahmad Al Fishawy, Eyad Nassar, and Ahmed Dawood.