After Reaping Two Awards at Dubai International Film Festival
Factory Girl Part of Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival
Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl will be part of the 2nd Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival which runs from January 19th to January 25th, 2014.
With the presence of the film's cast and crew; including producer Mohamed Samir, director Mohamed Khan, Yasmin Raeis and Hany Adel, the festival will host the film's Egyptian premiere. This comes a month following the film's world premiere at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival where it garnered the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award for Arab Feature Films, and received the Best Actress award for Yasmin Raeis, who plays the leading role, as part of the Muhr Arab Feature competition.
Factory Girl marks the great director Mohamed Khan's comeback to filmmaking after seven years of absence. It is the result of a fruitful cooperation with producer Mohamed Samir's DayDream Art Production, and had the support of seven international filmmaking entities.
Factory Girl is the first feature production by Mohamed Samir's DayDream Art Production. The film is regarded as one of the most successful co-operative stories of an independent film project in the Arab filmmaking scene.
Factory Girl received financial support from a big number of international filmmaking entities, with a total of seven entities supporting the film including: Dubai International Film Festival's Enjaaz Fund, Abu Dhabi Film Festival's Sanad Fund, GIZ institution, Global Film Initiative, Women in Film Foundation and the Ministry of Culture's Filmmaking Fund.
Samir has formed a different kind of partnership, co-producing Factory Girl with WIKA for Film Production and Distribution (Harag w' Marag) and Middlewest Films (In Search of Oil and Sand and Villa 69).
Starring Yasmin Raeis, Hany Adel, Salwa Kahttab, Salwa Mohamed Ali, in addition to a number of new talents, Factory Girl 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.
Factory Girl Screening in Official Selection - Out of Competition at Luxor Egyptian and European
Thursday January 23rd | 18:30 | Luxor Conference Hall
Friday January 24th | 21:30 | Luxor Culture Palace