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Factory Girl

Director: Mohamed Khan
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The film was Egypt’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards.
Egyptian revenues totaled 1.6 million EGP, and ran in cinemas for more than 19 consecutive weeks.
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2013/ Egypt92 min/ Drama, Romance
Original Title
Fatat Al Masana’
Hiyam, 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.
Yasmin Raeis
Hani Adel
Salwa Khattab
Salwa Mohamed Ali
Ibtihal El Sereti
Screenwriter: Wessam Soliman
DOP: Mahmoud Lotfy
Editor: Dina Farouk
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Production Company(ies)
DayDream Art Production
Middle West Films
WIKA Production and Distribution
Mohamed Samir
film festivals
film festivals Shanghai International Film Festival, China
film festivals Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Franco Arab Film Festival, Jordan
film festivals Arab Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea
film festivals Arab Film Festival, Australia
film festivals MedFilm Festival, Italy
film awards
film awards Best Actress award at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden
The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award for the Arab Feature Competition at the Dubai International Film Festival
Best Actress award at the DIFF
Special Mention for Yasmin Raeis at the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva
Best Actress award at the Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland
A Certificate of Artistic Creativity to Salwa Mohamed Ali and a Certificate of Appreciation to MAD Solutions at the Egyptian Catholic Centre Cinema Festival
The First Prize, Best Director award and Best Screenplay award at the Egyptian National Film Festival
Excellence Award for director Mohamed Khan; a Special Jury Award; Best Supporting Actress for Salwa Khattab; Best Screenplay award for Wessam Suleiman; and Best Film Editing award for Dina Farouk at the Egyptian Film Association Festival
Best Writing Award for Wessam Soliman at the Sala Women Film Festival in Morocco
“Yasmin Raeis deserved her best actress win in Dubai” Variety - Jay Weissberg
“The impressively feisty Yasmine Raeis was terrific in the lead role.” ScreenDaily - Mark Adams