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A Day for Women to Screen at Filmpodium in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland

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Winner of Seven International Awards

A Day for Women to Screen at Filmpodium in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland


In collaboration with Cinélibre (Switzerland), MAD Solutions will screen the feature film A Day for Women by director Kamla Abouzekri at Cinema Filmpodium in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland from January 12 to February 2, 2019. Filmpodium has selected A Day for Women for being one of the best films that screened at the 2018 Arab Film Festival Zurich. The film will be screened with French subtitles.

A Day for Women won seven awards at international film festivals, including the Audience Award at the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, the Best Screenplay Award at the Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq, the Best Music and Third Production awards at the Egyptian National Film Festival, and the Giuria Spazio Scuole Award for Best Feature Film at the Festival di Cinema Africano di Verona. The leads Elham Shahin, Nelly Karim and Nahed El Sebai shared the Best Actress Award of the Kazan International Muslim Film Festival held in the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.

Recently, the film took part in several film festivals, such as the Rencontres cinématographiques de Dakar (RECIDAK) in Sénégal, Arab Film Festival Zurich,and the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF)in Paris. A Day for Women had its world premiere at the 60th BFI London Film Festival, run by the British Film Institute (BFI), within the Debate Strand section, and competed in the Official Competition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) marking its Arab world premiere, where Nahed El Sebai won the Best Actress Award for her role in the film. The film also competed in the Festival International de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique in Montréal, opened the 1st Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF), where superstar Elham Shahin was honored, and screened at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF), Cape Town International Film Festival, Beirut Film Festival and the Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington.

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 Kamla Abouzekri, written by Hanaa Atiyah, DOP Nancy Abdel Fattah, and Costume Designer Inas Shahin. 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 handles the film's marketing and promotion in the Arab world.

Screening Times of A Day for Women (GMT +1)

Monday, January 21 at 5:30 PM
Tuesday, January 22 at 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 2 at 8:30 PM