Factory Girl Opens Scandinavia's Chief Festival for Arabic Films
Yasmine Raeis Walks the Red Carpet at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden
Enjoying her copious international success, Egyptian actress Yasmine Raeis walks the red carpet at the 4th Malmo Arab Film Festival to attend the screening of Mohamed Khan's astounding hit Factory Girl. Opening the festival, the film's star will catch the eyes of international media and steal the limelight with her glamorously captivating demeanor.
Commenting on her participation in the film event, Yasmine stated, "I'm thrilled to attend Factory Girl's screening at Malmo. The film is one of the most important works I've participated in and touring international film festivals attending its international screenings is one of the reasons why I am proud to be part of it. If it weren't for my current film projects and commitments, I would have accompanied the film in its tour worldwide."
Representing one of the preeminent cultural platforms for Arabs in Scandinavian countries, the festival launches on September 26th, 2014, in Malmo city and 3 other Swedish cities. The festival's main objective is to promote understanding and cultural exchange between the Arabic-speaking and other ethnic groups in Sweden through the screening of films from across the Arab world. Offering sumptuous opportunity for hundreds of up-and-coming Arab filmmakers by introducing their work to the international audience, the festival showcases nearly 100 Arabic films from cross 30 foreign and Arab countries. Alongside film screenings, the festival also hosts a string of workshops and panel discussions, which aspires to open a fruitful dialogue on the issues of film industry and its reflections on society.
Starring Yasmin Raeis, 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 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.
On her official Facebook page, the promising actress Yasmin Raeis has scored the highest number of likes, which reached half a million fans , grossing more than 34,000 likes per day.
According to the statistics of Socialbakers, the most popular provider of social media analytic tools, statistics and metrics for social media pages, the young actress's page has become one of the most liked pages, in comparison to the other pages of her fellow Egyptian stars. This came after the verification of Raies's Facebook page on August 29th, 2014. Since then, Raeis's fan-base on the page has witnessed gradual increase, reaching nearly 410,000 likes.