With Factory Girl and Before the Summer Crowds
MAD Solutions Takes Part in Honoring Khan at the Mostra de Cinema Egipcio Contemporaneo in Brazil
MAD Solutions is sending two films by late director Mohamed Khan to the first edition of the Mostra de Cinema EgÃpcio ContemporÃ¢neo (Contemporary Egyptian Cinema Film Festival) in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil (29 March - 10 April). The two films are screening as part of a selection of twelve films by the salient director that are showcasing within the festival's special edition under the director's name.
Helmed by veteran director Mohamed Khan, Factory Girl is written by Wessam Soliman, and stars Yasmin Raeis, Hani Adel, Salwa Khattab, Salwa Mohamed Ali and Ibtihal El Sereti, along with a diverse array of new promising stars. The film is produced by Mohamed Samir's Day Dream Art Production and is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions, which also promoted the film worldwide.
The film tells the story of Hiyam (Raeis), a poor 21- year-old girl working at a clothing factory, goes through a romantic experience only to find herself alone against a society that fears love and adheres to cruel traditions.
Before the Summer Crowds is the last film by late director Mohamed Khan. Co-written by Ghada Shahbandar and Nura El Sheikh, who also participated in the screenwriting, the film stars Maged El Kedwany, Hana Shiha, Ahmed Dawood, Lana Mushtaq and Hany El Metennawy. Set in a seaside resort, the film tracks a group of people who meet each other by the beginning of summer season.
Before the Summer Crowds is co-produced by five production houses, Middle West Films, Film Clinic, The Producers, Wika for Film Production and Distribution and MAD Solutions, which is in charge of the film's international distribution through its distribution arm: MAD Distribution.
Since 1971, Mohamed Khan cemented his role as a salient director in the Egyptian and Arab filmmaking scenes. With a rich repertoire of more than 25 films, his works received over 30 international awards and recognitions. Between 1962- 63, Khan studied filmmaking at London School of Film Technique (nowadays known as The London Int. Film School). He joined the Script Department at the General Egyptian Company in 1963 before he moved to Beirut, where he worked as Assistant Director from 1963 to 1966. As a book author, Khan has under his belt two books namely; An Introduction to the Egyptian Cinema(London 1969), Outline of Czechoslovakian Cinema(London 1971) and A Director on the Road (Egypt 2016).
His films received several awards and accolades in the Arab world and beyond, in addition, three of his films are listed on the 100 Greatest Arab Films of Dubai International Film Festival in 2013.