a film by Mohamed Khan
Monday 26th January
Tuesday 27th January
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.
Starring Yasmin Raeis, Hany Adel, Salwa Kahttab, Salwa Mohamed Ali, in addition to a number of new talents.
Factory Girl is Egypt’s contender for the Oscars 2015.
Language: Arabic dialogue with English subtitles
Duration: 1 h 32 min
Rating: 15+ (contains adult references and coarse language)
Mohammed Khan – Mini Bio:
One of the most important directors of Egypt from the Eighties to this day. He had a stellar start with Darbet Shams (1978) with Nour El Sherif, which was a critical and a commercial hit. Some of his most important work include El Harrif (1983), Zawgat Ragol Mohem (1988), Ahlam Hind we Kamilia (1988), Fares Al-Madina (1991), Ayam El-Sadat (2001), Fi Shaket Masr El Gedeeda (2007). Three of his films were part of the DIFF’s 100 Greatest Arab Films; Zawgat Ragol Mohim, Ahlam Hind we Kamilia and El Harrif.