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Shaheen, Karim win Best Actress award in Kazan Film Festival

Tue, Sep. 12, 2017
CAIRO - 12 September 2017: The Egyptian actress Elham Shaheen shared the Best Actress award with the Egyptian renowned actress Nelly Karim from the 13th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival in Russia on their roles in the Egyptian movie “Youm lel Setat’’ (A Day for Women) on Monday, September 11.

The story of the movie took place in one of the poor Egyptian districts, where the three main heroines of the movie Azza, Shamiaa and Laila live. One day it was announced that a new swimming pool will open in the district, and that Sundays will be for ladies only. The first Sunday witnessed the gathering of all the district’s women who came from different backgrounds. Azza has long dreamed of wearing swimsuits, Shamiaa finally finds someone who listens to her when she talks about her private life, and Laila tries to overcome her grief over her late son.

Beside Shaheen and Karim, the movie stars Ahmed al-Fishawy, Mahmoud Hemeida, Eyad Nassar, Nahed al-Sebaie, Hala Sedky and Ahmed Dawoud. “Youm lel Setat” is written by Hanaa Attia and directed by Kamla Abou Zekri.

“Youm lel Setat’’ was the only Egyptian movie participating in the festival this year.
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