Founder and President of the Malmö Festival, Muhammad Keblawi, spoke about the selection of the opening film, saying: “By showing Daughters of Abdulrahman at the opening of the edition in which MAFF returns to full physical organization after the Corona pandemic, we affirm our appreciation and constant support for beautiful cinema and ideas capable of communicating with the wider audience. Since its world premiere, the film was associated with the audience’s admiration everywhere it was screened, which is what we are waiting to repeat with the Malmö audience on the opening night, which will happen in front of the eyes of 500 spectators in Royal cinema, the biggest cinema in Sweden”.
Director Zaid Abu Hamdan spoke about screening his film in Malmö, and said: “It has been a wild journey! We are excited to share our story with you, and proud to be the opening night film of such a thriving film festival. See you soon Malmo!”.
The world premiere of "Daughters of Abdulrahman" took place last November in the international competition of Cairo International Film Festival, where it won the People's Choice Award (Youssef Cherif Rizkallah Award), before the film continued its journey by being selected in the Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah and several other festivals.