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A Day for Women screens at the Khouribga African film festival

The film revolves around the establishment of a women-only pool day at a youth centre in a working-class neighborhood of Cairo

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Sep 2017
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A Day for Women (Photo: still from the film)
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The Egyptian film A Day for Women, directed by Kamla Abu Zekri, will screen in competition this month at the 20th Khouribga African Film festival in Morocco.

The festival opened on 9 September and runs until 16 September., with A Day For Women competing with 12 other films from the Arab world.

The film is produced by Egyptian actress Ilham Shahin who also stars in the film, and is scripted by Hanaa Attia. The film brought director Abouzekri back to the silver screen after a seven-year hiatus since her last film Wahed-Sefr (One-Zero).

A Day for Women also stars Nelly Karim, Nahed El- Sebaei, Mahmoud Hemeda, Farouk El-Fishawy, Ahmed El-Fishawy, Ahmed Daoud, Eyad Nasser and Hala Sedky.

It is set in a working-class Cairo neighborhood whose youth centre “allocates a women-only pool day and traces the repercussions of such a decision on the social, psychological and private lives of these women,” reads the press release.

The film premiered internationally at the 60th London Film Festival.

A Day For Women had its Arab-World premier in November 2016, opening the 38th Cairo International Film Festival, with actress Nahed El-Sebaei taking the best-actress award.

The film was then screened at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival, as well as other festivals worldwide.

Abouzekri's repertoire comprises the films Sana Oula Nasb (First Year Con-2004), Aan El-Eshq Wal Hawa (Abou Love and Passion-2006), Malak Wa Ketaba (Heads and Tails-2006), and the TV drama series Bent Esmaha Zaat (A Girl Called Zaat-2013) and Segn El-Nesa (Women’s Prison-2014).

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