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Factory Girl Takes Part in Four Film Festivals across the World

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Screening for the 13th week in a Row in Egyptian theaters and Recently Releases in Ramallah

Factory Girl Takes Part in Four Film Festivals across the World


Following its successful marches in Egyptian theaters and 6 Arab countries, in addition to Ramallah, Palestinian territories, Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl takes part in 4 film festivals across the world during the upcoming two months including Shanghai International Film Festival, which launched June the 14th, 2014, where the film competes in the Panorama section.

Director Mohamed Khan will attend Factory Girl's screenings as part of Festival Film Franco Arabe in Jordan, which opened on June 15th, 2014, following which the film participates in the Arab Film Festival in Seoul, Korea, as the opening film of the festival which launches on June 19th, 2014. The film then it takes place in Med Film Festival in Italy, which runs on July 4th, 2014, where the film screens in the opening gala.

Starting June 16th, 2014, Factory Girl will be screened in Ramallah twice a day at Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque, till June 28th, 2014; the first screening will be at 06:00 pm and the second will be at 08:30 pm.

Continuing to screen in theatres for the 13th week in a row , Factory Girl has secured successful release in Arab countries including the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Lebanon.

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

Directed by great Mohamed Khan, and written by Wessam Soliman, 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.