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’Youm lel Setat' wins in the African Festival

Sun, Sep. 17, 2017
CAIRO - 17 September 2017: The Egyptian film "Youm lel Setat" [A Day for Women], directed by Kamla Abou Zekri, won the Best Film Award from the 20th Khouribga African Film festival in Morocco.

The movie was granted the award in the closing ceremony of the festival which took place on Saturday, September 16.

The story of the movie takes place in one of the poor Egyptian districts, where the three main heroines of the movie Azza, Shaimaa 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 the entire district’s women who came from different backgrounds; Azza has long dreamed of wearing swimsuits, Shaimaa 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.

The movie stars Elham Saheen, Nelly Karim, 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.


Shaheen shared the Best Actress Award with Karim from the 13th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival in Russia on their roles in the movie on Monday, September 11.


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