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Factory Girl Receives a Special Jury Prize at MEDFilm Festival in Italy

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Continuing Its Successful Screening in Egyptian Theatres for the Fourth Month in a Row

Factory Girl Receives a Special Jury Prize at MEDFilm Festival in Italy


Factory Girl by Egyptian prolific director Mohamed Khan received the Special Jury Prize at MEDFilm Festival in Rome, Italy, which ran from July 4-11, 2014. Producer Mohamed Samir along with Khan attended the festival's opening ceremony and the film screenings.

Continuing its successful theatrical release in Egypt for the fourth month in a row, Factory Girl carries on its flourishing commercial tour across 6 Arab countries, in addition to its screening in Ramallah at Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque.

Factory Girl had its world premiere at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival in December, 2013, where it garnered the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award, and the film's star Yasmin Raeis walked away with the Best Actress award, in the Muhr Arab Feature Competition.

The film took part in several international film festivals across the world in June, 2014, including Shanghai International Film Festival, Festival Film Franco Arabe in Jordan, and the Arab Film Festival in Seoul, Korea, where it was the opening film of the festival.

Starring Yasmin Raeis, Hany Adel, Salwa Khatab, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Ibtehal El-Serety and a diverse array of promising acting talents, Factory Girl is produced by Mohamed Samir's DayDream Art Production. The film tells the story of Hiyam, a young factory worker, lives in a lower-middle-class neighborhood, along with her co-workers. She is clearly under the spell of Salah, the factory's new supervisor, who has expressed his admiration for her. She believes love can transcend the class differences between them. However, when a pregnancy test is discovered in the factory premises, her immediate family and close friends accuse her of sinning. Hiyam decides not to defend herself and pays an enormous price in a society that fails to accept independent women. Factory Girl examines the changes that take place in her life over the four seasons of the year. From falling in love to facing heartbreak, her life comes around full circle by the end of the year.