Feature film Youm W Leila (A Day and a Night) is one of the first Egyptian films to be released in theatres in 2020, starting Monday 6 January.
Written by Yehia Fekry and directed by Ayman Makram, the film stars many famous actors like Khaled El-Nabawy, Ahmed El-Fishawy, Dorra, Hanan Metaweh and Khaled Sarhan.
Youm W Leila explores key social issues that millions of ordinary Egyptians face in their daily lives through a day and a night experienced by the film's main characters, who live in the large Cairo neighbourhood of Sayeda Zainab.
The 108-minute film, written by Yehia Fekry and produced by Remon Youssef, aims to "allow the viewer to taste real life in Egypt, the way it is, without clichés or propaganda" the director told Ahram Online.
The film was screened in Sweden in October at the Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF) amid the festival's Gala screening programme.
The filmmaker and stars have been attending screenings with the public in various theatres across Cairo.
On Sunday, a special screening of the film was held on 6 October attended by the filmmaker and a number of actors, critics, journalists and filmmakers.
The film is competing during the Coptic Christmas season in Egypt with a number of popular films like 'Banat Thanawy' by Ayman Salama, as well as pop star Tamer Hosni's new thriller 'Money', released two weeks earlier.
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