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Kamla Abu Zekry’s “ A Day for Women” to open Cairo International Film Festival

The administration of Cairo international Film Festival has announced that it has chosen the movie “A Day for Women” by Egyptian film-maker Kamla Abu Zekry, to open the 38th edition of the festival, starting November 15, and to represent Egypt in the official competition. After viewing a copy of the film, which marks the return of Kamla Abu Zekry to the cinema after 7 years of absence since her last movie “Zero One”, the festival’s administration decided that the film’s quality was high enough to qualify it as the opening film. “A Day for Women” is produced by Elham Shahin, written by Hana Atiyah, and stars Elham Shahin, alongside Nelly Karim, Mahmoud Hameda, Farouq Al Fishawi, Ahmed Al Fishawi, Nahed El Sebai, Ahmed Daoud, Iyad Nasser, and Hala Sedqi.


It revolves around a youth centre in a popular neighbourhood that decides to allocate one day for the swimming pool to be for women only, and the consequences of this decision on the social, psychological and emotional life of the neighborhood’s women. Kamla Abu Zekry is an Egyptian director, who began her cinematographic career in 2004, with the film "Sana oula nasb," followed by "An el ashq wel hawa " in 2006, "Malek wa ketaba" the same year, and "Zero One" in 2009. After the big commercial success of her last movies, she directed two TV series that also achieved critical and commercial success, “A Girl Named Zat”, and “The Women’s Jail”. Her last work, “A Day for Women”, allows her to return to the silver screens. The 38th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival will take place from November 15th to 24th, offering more than 160 films from many countries around the world, various programs and competitions, in addition to honouring a number of leading local and international filmmakers, among

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