Rolling in Cinemas on Thursday
A Day for Women's Premiere Night Postponed in Commiseration with Victims of the Terrorist Attack
Shahin Film has decided to postpone the premiere night of director Kamla Abouzekri's film A Day for Women to Friday, December 16th, instead of Wednesday, in commiseration with the victims of the terrorist attacks in the country. The film will be released in Egyptian cinemas on Thursday, December the 15th.
Commenting on the decision, Producer and lead actress in the film Elham Shahin said, "It is not natural to celebrate during a time when all of Egypt is grieving its victims of the two terrorist attacks in Al Haram street and St. Peter Church in Abbassia. How long will terrorism continue to take lives? I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of these attacks. May God bless them with patience and may our country be rid of terrorism and terrorists."
Currently, A Day for Women is taking part in the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) (December 7 - 14) within the Arabian Nights programme, marking the film's GCC premiere. The film had its world premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival within the Debate Strand section. Recently, the film's Arab world premiere took place when the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) selected the film to open its 38th edition, as it screened within the festival's Official Competition, where its star Nahed El Sebaei also won the Best Actress Award for her role in the film.
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 brings together a cast and crew of outstanding women, as it is produced by Elham Shahin through her company Shahin Film, who also stars in the film, directed by KamlaAbouzekri, written by Hanaa Atiyah, DOP Nancy Abdel Fattah, and Costume Designer InasShahin. 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 will be distributing the film in the Arab world.
The film marks Elham Shahin's third experience as a producer after Hazz West El Balad (2015) by director Salah Abu Seif and Fawzeya's Secret Recipe (2005) by director Magdy Ahmed Aly. With a repertoire of more than 120 various works, including films, plays and TV dramas, actress Elham Shahin has won many awards from international film festivals including; Best Actress award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Fawzeya's Secret Recipe) and the Horus Award at the Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema (The Desire).
Director Kamla Abouzekri's filmography includes; One-Zero (2009), which competed at many international film festivals such as the Venice Film Festival and received more than 45 awards, Heads and Tails (2006), and An Al Eshq Wal Hawa (2006). As for TV dramas, Abouzekri directed Bent Esmaha Zaat (A Girl Called Zaat) (2013), and Segn El Nesaa (Women's Prison) (2014) that achieved the top most-watched TV dramas during Ramadan season.