With the Presence of Director Mohamed Khan in London and Actress Yasmin Raseis in Malmo in Sweden
Factory Girl Tours in 7 International Film Festivals
Following its successful marches in theatres across the Arab world, in addition to its exultant triumphs in several prestigious international film festivals, Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl tours 7 highly-acclaimed film festivals across Canada, the United Kingdom, USA, Morocco, Sweden and Italy.
The festival circuit commences in Canada where the film participated in Montreal World Film Festival, which ran from August 21st until September 1st, 2014. Competing along with 350 films from across 74 countries, Factory Girl will screened 3 times throughout the last three days of the festival within the Focus on World Cinema section, which featured films from Africa, Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania.
Held under the patronage of the Arab British Centre, Director Mohamed Khan attends the screening of Factory
Girl at Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema in London, which takes place at the Institute of
Contemporary Arts (ICA) from September 19-25, 2014. The event showcases contemporary and classic films from the Arab cinema, screens a number of features and shorts, hosts seminars and panel discussions, in addition to an exhibition for souvenirs and posters of classic Arab hits.
Taking part in internationally acclaimed festivals, Factory Girl will also be screened at Ana Contemporary Arab Cinema Festival, which runs from September 17-24, 2014, in New York. The film will be screened alongside other 16 Arab features and documentaries which have previously participated in several distinguished film festivals across the world.
Factory Girl will also screen at Sala Women Film Festival, which focuses on films that depict women's social status as its main theme. Taking place in Morocco, the event will run from September 22-26, 2014.
Yasmin Raeis, the film's leading actress,will also travel to Sweden to attend the screening of Factory Girl at the 4th Malmo Arab Film Festival, which will run from September 26-30, 2014. Advocating cross-cultural interaction, the festival's main objective is to promote understanding and cultural exchange between the Arabic-speaking and other ethnic groups through the screening of films from across the Arab world, addressing the more than 175 nationalities living in Sweden.
Under the auspicesof Mizna, Factory Girl takes part at Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, which will run from October 16-25, 2014, in Minnesota, USA. The film will be also screened at the African Film Festival of Verona, which takes place in Italy from November 7-16, 2014.
An aesthetically auspicious slice of life, Factory Girl earned a Special Jury Prize at MEDFilm Festival in Italy, where it was screened at the opening gala of the festival last July. Concurrently, the film was a great success in Egyptian theaters, carrying on its flourishing commercial tour across 6 Arab countries, as well as Ramallah, Palestinian territories.
Factory Girl had its world premiere at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival, 2013, where it garnered the 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.
One of the few independent films which achieved box-office success; Factory Girl participated in several prominently reputable festivals including Shanghai International Film Festival, Franco Arabe Film Festival in Jordan, in addition to its screening in the opening gala at the Arab Film Festival in Seoul, Korea.
Starring Yasmin Raees, Hany Adel, Salwa Khatab, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Ibtihal El Sereti and a diverse array of new promising stars, the film is written by Wessam Soliman and 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.