While Having Its World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival
Shahin Film Releases the Teaser Trailer and Poster of the New Film A Day for Women by Kamla Abouzekri
Just a day before its world premiere at the British Film Institute London Film Festival (BFI London Film Festival), Shahin Film has released the teaser trailer and poster of the new film A Day for Women, by Kamla Abouzekri and starring Egyptian actress Elham Shahin. The film is screening at the 60th BFI London Film Festival (5-16 October) within the Debate Strand section, featuring an all-star cast.
The teaser poster of A Day for Women features a woman's feet walking down the stairs into a swimming pool. The film's teaser trailer starts by showing a group of women in an underprivileged neighborhood behind their windows waiting for their husbands to come back home wearing nothing but swimming suits, while other women throw water over them from their balconies and windows.
In November, 2016, A Day for Women is going to open the 38th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) (15-24 November) where the film is contending within the festival's International Competition.
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 the 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.
Elham Shahin's filmography as a producer includes 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 works which are various from films, plays and TV dramas, actress Elham Shahin has been awarded 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), and Segn El Nesaa (Women's Prison) that achieved the top most-watched TV dramas during Ramadan season.
BFI London Film Festival is one of the oldest 20 festivals according to its starting date. The first round of the festival was launched in 1953 with an aim to become the 'festival of festivals'. The BFI London Film Festival is known for its selectiveness for choosing the best films by the best directors from all over the world. The average numbers of films that compete at the festival have reached over 300 films from 50 countries around the world. It is considered one of the top 5 international festivals that attract audiences as its ticket sales have surpassed 160 thousand tickets. It is also known for hosting the biggest stars of European and international cinema, in addition to organizing events that allow the audience to interact with them.
Screening times and halls of A Day for Women at the BFI London Film Festival (GMT 1+)
Thursday, October 6, at 08:45 pm, Picture house Central, Screen 1
Friday, October 7, at 01:00 pm, BFI Southbank, NFT3