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An Extensive Festival Tour for Shirin Nashat's Looking for Oum Kulthum in Venice, Toronto and London
Cairo, Egypt | Friday -1 September, 2017:
Shirin Nashat's film Looking for Oum Kulthum is having an extensive festival tour as it has been selected to screen at the 61st BFI.....Read More
Starring Yasmin Raeis
An Extensive Festival Tour for Shirin Nashat's Looking for Oum Kulthum in Venice, Toronto and London
Cairo, Egypt | Friday -1 September, 2017:
Shirin Nashat's film Looking for Oum Kulthum is having an extensive festival tour as it has been selected to screen at the 61st BFI London Film Festival (October 4-15) within the Experimeneta Special Presentation section. Currently, the film is taking part at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (August 30- September 9), where it is competing within the Giornate Degli Autori (Venice Days) section with the attendance of its star Yasmin Raeis. The film is also selected to screen within the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) (September 7-17) in the Contemporary World Cinema section.

The film follows the character of Oum Kulthum as a woman who was able to break down societal, religious, political and national barriers in her eastern society. The film was shot in Morocco and Austria and it is a co-production between German, Austrian, Italian and Moroccan companies.

Yasmin's role in the film brings her back to the limelight at major festivals after she won 6 awards for her role in late director Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, including: the Best Actress Award at the Dubai International Film Festival, Best Actress Award at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, Best Actress Award at the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, Best Actress Award at the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival, Best Actress Award at the Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland, and most recently, a Special Mention from the Jury of Feature Film at the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva.

First launched in 1976 as a collection of films from other festivals - a "Festival of Festivals" - the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most beloved cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform for filmmakers to launch their careers and to premiere their new work. The Festival has been frequently described as "the most important film festival in the world - the largest, the most influential, the most inclusive.

Run by the British Film Institute (BFI), the BFI London Film Festival is one of the oldest 20 festivals according to its starting date. The first round of the festival was launched in 1953 with an aim to become the 'festival of festivals'. The BFI London Film Festival is known for its selectiveness for choosing the best films by the best directors from all over the world. The average number of films that compete at the festival have reached over 300 films from 50 countries around the world. It is considered one of the top 5 international festivals that attract audiences as its ticket sales have surpassed 160 thousand tickets. It is also known for hosting the biggest stars of the European and international cinema, in addition to organizing events that allow the audience to interact with them.

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Yasmin Raeis Is Looking for Oum Kulthum at the Venice International Film Festival
Cairo, Egypt | Monday -28 August, 2017:
Yasmin Raeis is flying to Italy to attend the world premiere of her new film Looking for Oum Kulthum by director Shirin Nashat at the 74th Venice International Film Festival ....Read More
Yasmin Raeis Is Looking for Oum Kulthum at the Venice International Film Festival
Cairo, Egypt | Monday -28 August, 2017:
Yasmin Raeis is flying to Italy to attend the world premiere of her new film Looking for Oum Kulthum by director Shirin Nashat at the 74th Venice International Film Festival (August 30 - September 9, 2017), where the film competes in the GIORNATE DEGLI AUTORI (Venice Days) section. The film will have three screenings during the festival.

The film follows the character of Oum Kulthum as a woman who was able to break down societal, religious, political and national barriers in her eastern society. The film was shot in Morocco and Austria and it is a co-production between German, Austrian, Italian and Moroccan companies.

Yasmin's role in the film brings her back to the limelight at major festivals after she won 6 awards for her role in late director Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, including: the Best Actress Award at the Dubai International Film Festival, Best Actress Award at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, Best Actress Award at the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, Best Actress Award at the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival, Best Actress Award at the Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland, and most recently, a Special Mention from the Jury of Feature Film at the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva.

Screening times of Looking for Oum Kulthum at the Venice International Film Festival (GMT +1)
Wednesday, August 30 at 10:15 PM (Press & Industry Screening)
Saturday, September 2 at 05:00 PM
Friday, September 8 at 11:30 PM

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Yasmin Raeis at the Venice Film Festival with a Film Revolving around the Life of the Star of the East
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 30 July, 2017:
As Venice Film Festival announced the participating films in its 74th edition, superstar Yasmin Raeis posted the first......Read More
Her First Photo in Looking for Oum Kulthum by Director Shirin Neshat
Yasmin Raeis at the Venice Film Festival with a Film Revolving around the Life of the Star of the East
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 30 July, 2017:
As Venice Film Festival announced the participating films in its 74th edition, superstar Yasmin Raeis posted the first photo of her from the film Looking for Oum Kulthum, which was selected to compete in the Venice Days program. The film is directed by Shirin Nashat who previously won the Silver Lion Award at the festival in 2009.

In the photo posted on Yasmin's official Facebook page, the star appears as she looks out from behind red velvet curtains, similar to the stage curtains, wearing a classic golden gown and sporting a look of defiance.

The film centers around the character of Oum Kulthum as a woman who was able to break down societal, religious, political and national barriers in her eastern society. The film was shot in Morocco and Austria and it is a co-production between German, Austrian, Italian and Moroccon companies.

Yasmin's role in the film brings her back to the limelight at major festivals after she won 6 awards for her role in late director Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, including: the Best Actress Award at the Dubai International Film Festival, Best Actress Award at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, Best Actress Award at the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival, Best Actress at Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland, and most recently, a Special Mention from the Jury of Feature Film within the International Oriental Film Festival.

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Filmmakers and Stars Celebrate the Premiere of Hepta: The Last Lecture
Cairo, Egypt| Wednesday- 20 April, 2016:
Before its release in Egyptian theaters on Wednesday April 20th, The Producers celebrated yesterday the premiere of Hepta: The Last Lecture........Read More
Filmmakers and Stars Celebrate the Premiere of Hepta: The Last Lecture
Cairo, Egypt| Wednesday- 20 April, 2016:
Before its release in Egyptian theaters on Wednesday April 20th, The Producers celebrated yesterday the premiere of Hepta: The Last Lecture.

Held in Galaxy Mall of Arabia Cinema in 6th October, the premiere night witnessed the attendance of the filmmakers including; Amr Youssef, Maged El Kedwany, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dawood, Dina El Sherbiny, Yasmine Raeis, Jamila Awad, Hany Adel, Salwa Mohamed Aly, Kinda Alloush, Shereen Reda and the two kids, Abdallah Azmi and Lina Ben Haman, in addition to, Writer Wael Hamdy, Director Hadi El Bagoury and Producers Hani Osama and Mohamed Hefzy.

The premiere featured the presence of a large number of media figures including; Ahmad Al Fishawy, Amr Waked, Sarah Shahin, Saba Mubarak, Engy Wegdan, Abbas Aboelhassan, Tara Emad, Rania Youssef, Ahmed Magdy, Amr Saleh, Bushra, Samar Morsi, Hossam ElHusseini, Ahmed El Shamy, Ola Roshdy, Loai Omran, MTM Band, Firas Saayed, Takki and Angie Ali, alongside Director Marwan Hamed; Writers Nasser Abdel Rahman, Amr Samir Atef and Ahmed Mourad; Director of Photography Ahmad Al Morsy; Producer Ehab Ayoub; Fr. Boutros Daniel and Businessman Naguib Sawiris.

During the premiere, the film's official music video Hekaya Wahda (One Story), by Donia Samir Ghanem, was screened and received an impressive acclaim among the attendees.

The screen play is based on Mohamed Sadek's best-selling book, which portrays the seven stages of love through four paralleled stories. Mohamed Sadek's novel topped the charts in Egypt and throughout the Arab world for several weeks, and sold 36 editions since its release in 2014.

The film cast list includes: Amr Youssef, Maged El Kedwany, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dawood, Dina El Sherbiny, Yasmine Raeis, Jamila Awad, Hany Adel, Ahmed Bedeir, together with Salwa Mohamed Aly, Kinda Alloush, Anoushka, Mohamed Farrag, and Nelly Karim, along with Shereen Reda and the two kids, Abdallah Azmi and Lina Ben Haman.

The film is a joint production between The Producers, which is co-founded by Hani Osama and Hadi El Bagoury, Film Clinic of Mohamed Hefzy and iProductions of Amgad Sabry. The cinematic adaption of the film is scripted by Wael Hamdy. The film's crew includes Directors of Photography Gamal El Boushy and Leo Carbotta, a long side Production Designer Hend Haidar and Production Manager Mohamed El Hady.

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Yasmin Raeis Joins Hepta: The Last Lecture
Cairo, Egypt | Friday- 18 December, 2015:
Official Facebook page of the film project Hepta: The Last Lecture has revealed the news that star Yasmin Raeis has signed for the new film based on.........Read More
Hepta Facebook Page: A New Cast Member Revealed
Yasmin Raeis Joins Hepta: The Last Lecture
Cairo, Egypt | Friday- 18 December, 2015:
Official Facebook page of the film project Hepta: The Last Lecture has revealed the news that star Yasmin Raeis has signed for the new film based on Mohamed Sadek's best seller novel, Hepta. Raeis is the fifth name on the list that is revealed by The Producers, the film's production company, through the film's official page after the joining of Maged El Kedwany, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dawood and Dina El Sherbiny.

The page postd Raeis's statement where she said, "Hepta is the stage of an overlooked love, the love that we fear, the love that we are passionate to experience, the love that we can't live without. Within Hepta, or the '7', lie so many secrets... the secrets of love."

For more information on the film and latest updates, follow Hepta: The Last Lecture on Facebook: facebook.com/Heptathelastlectureofficial

Raising curiosity among the anticipated film fans and the book readers, details have not been revealed yet on Yasmin's role in the film.

Hepta: The Last Lecture Facbook page was launched by the film's production company, The Producers, aiming to create an interactive platform to connect with the book fans in Egypt and the Arab world. The page is operating as a means of communication with audiences throughout the production process, and through which the company will select several members of the audience to have cameos in the film, which gives them an opportunity to participate in transforming their favorite novel into a cinematic work of art.

Inspired by Mohamed Sadek's novel, Hepta, the film is directed by Hadi El Bagoury, whose repertoire includes several cinema blockbusters, such as Wahed Saheh (2011) and the spine-chilling thriller Warda (2014). The film's cinematic adaption is scripted by Wael Hamdy, who previously wrote the cinematic hit Mikano (2009).

Hepta, which means number seven in ancient Greek, takes the reader in a journey to the worn-out world of love, which was tackled by thousands of authors throughout the years. Despite the fact that love is a recurrent theme, almost everyone commits the same mistakes, goes through the same pains and gets entangled in the same dreams and hopes. Sadek, in his novel, tracks the seven stages of love namely; the beginning, the encounter, the relationship bond, the wakefulness, the truth, which is followed by the decision, and then the ending, or the "Hepta" stage.

Hepta is Mohamed Sadek's third novel, preceded by Taha the Stranger, and A few Hours One Day. Hepta was released in the beginning of 2014 by Rewaq Publishing and was a huge success topping the best-seller lists at Shorouk Bookstores for several weeks. It was also the most read novel among Goodreads.com users during June 2014 in several Arab countries and more than 36 editions of the book have been published since its release.

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Yasmin Raeis Awaits Men Dahr Ragel's Premiere
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 20 September, 2015:
Superstar Yasmin Raeis is currently awaiting the release of her latest film Men Dahr Ragel in cinemas, which she stars opposite of Asser Yassin.........Read More
In Her Second Role as a Poor Girl
Yasmin Raeis Awaits Men Dahr Ragel's Premiere
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 20 September, 2015:
Superstar Yasmin Raeis is currently awaiting the release of her latest film Men Dahr Ragel in cinemas, which she stars opposite of Asser Yassin. She has finished filming most of her scenes in the film which is expected to be released soon.

On her role in the film, Yasmin said, "I play a simple and uncomplicated role of a girl living in a poor neighborhood who dreams of falling in love but her thug brother stands in her way." She added, "The film caught my attention when I read the script and spoke with the writer and director. I chose to take part in it because it had all the elements of a successful project, including actors, a talented writer, and an ambitious director."

Men Dahr Ragel revolves around a boxing enthusiast (Asser Yassin) who dreams of becoming a famous boxer and is in love with a girl (Yasmin Raeis) who lives in a poor neighborhood and suffers under the hand of her thug brother (Walid Fawaz). After his success, he faces many challenges that turn his life upside down. Written by Mohamed Amin Radi, the film is directed by Karim El Sobky and stars Mahmoud Hemida, Sherif Ramzy, Yasser Galal, Sabry Fawaz, and Mohamed Lotfy.

Yasmin had previously played the role of a poor girl in The Factory Girl by director Mohamed Khan, a role for which she won 6 awards and was honored several times: Best Actress Award at the Dubai International Film Festival 2013, Best Actress Award at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, Best Acting Award (Females) at the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, Best Leading Actress at the 41st Egyptian Association Festival, Best Actress Award at the Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin (Ireland), and most recently Yasmin received a Special Mention by the jury within the Longs-métrages competition the Festival International du Film Oriental in Geneva.

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Yasmin Raeis Meets the First Palestinian Ambassador in a Western European Country
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 26 April, 2015:
Hours before the Swedish premiere of Factory Girl, the film's leading actress Yasmin Raeis visited .........Read More
Before the Theatrical Release of Her Film Factory Girl in 15 Swedish Cities
Yasmin Raeis Meets the First Palestinian Ambassador in a Western European Country
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 26 April, 2015:
Hours before the Swedish premiere of Factory Girl, the film's leading actress Yasmin Raeis visited Hala Fariz the Palestinian Ambassador in Sweden to congratulate her of being the first assigned Palestinian Ambassador in a Western European country after Sweden's recognition of the Palestinian state in October 2014.

Born to a Palestinian father, Raeis commented "I'm extremely happy I was able to visit the first Palestinian embassy in Sweden and the kind reception by the Ambassador. I believe that the Swedish recognition of Palestine is a significant step highlighting the country's respect to freedom and human rights. I really hope that the rest of the European states and the rest of the world follow the example of Sweden and welcome the presence of a Palestinian embassy on their lands soon."

Factory Girl was released in Sweden on Friday, April 24, 2015, through Arab Cinema in Sweden (ACIS); the distributor of Malmo Arab Film Festival, marking the film's premiere outside the Arab world based on an agreement signed with MAD Solutions, distributor of Factory Girl.

Yasmin Raeis, the film's leading actress, walked the red carpet along with the great Egyptian director Mohamed Khan and producer Mohammed Samir in the film's premiere during her stay in Sweden from 21st to 25th of April. Factory Girl will roll in 15 cities; Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Ingrid, Norrköping, Umeå, Luleå, Lund, Hallsberg, Eskilstuna, Jönköping, Kristianstad, Västerås and Östersund.

The film hit Egyptian theaters on March 19th, 2014, and was released in the UAE in the next day, and then it carried on its flourishing commercial tour across Lebanon, the Palestinian city of Ramallah, and three other Arab countries. Egyptian revenues totaled 1.6 million EGP, and ran in cinemas for more than 19 consecutive weeks.

Factory Girl tells the story of Hiyam (Raeis), 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 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.

Through a tour across 18 international film festivals, Yasmin Raeis added a total of 6 awards to her record the last of which has been granted to the Egyptian star at the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva where she received a Special Mention from the Jury of the Feature Film section for her outstanding performance.

Before that mention, Yasmin received 5 awards from international film festivals namely; the Best Actress Award from Dubai International Film Festival 2013, Best Actress Award from Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, Best Actress Award at the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival, and most recently Best Actress from Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland.

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Factory Girl Rolls in Cinemas across 15 Swedish Cities
Cairo, Egypt | Monday- 20 April, 2015:
After a successful tour in film festivals around the world, and in theatres across Egypt and the Arab world, Factory Girl will release in Sweden on Friday......Read More
Leading Actress and Filmmakers to Walk the Red Carpet in the Premiere
Factory Girl Rolls in Cinemas across 15 Swedish Cities
Cairo, Egypt | Monday- 20 April, 2015:
After a successful tour in film festivals around the world, and in theatres across Egypt and the Arab world, Factory Girl will release in Sweden on Friday, April 24, 2015. The film will be screened in 15 cities, through Arab Cinema in Sweden (ACIS); a distribution of Malmo Arab Film Festival. Marking the film's first commercial release outside the Arab world, Factory Girl has been scheduled to be displayed in other countries around the world, according to MAD Solutions, the film's distributor.

Yasmin Raeis, the film's leading actress, will be with the great Egyptian director Mohamed Khan and producer Mohammed Samir in Sweden during the period from 21st to 25th of April, where the "Factory Girl" filmmakers will walk the red carpet at the premiere of the film before officially rolling in 15 cities; Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Ingrid, Norrköping, Umeå, Luleå, Lund, Hallsberg, Eskilstuna, Jönköping, Kristianstad, Västerås and Östersund. The film hit Egyptian theaters on March 19th, 2014, and was released in the UAE in the next day, and then it carried on its flourishing commercial tour across Lebanon, the Palestinian city of Ramallah, and three other Arab countries. Egyptian revenues totaled 1.6 million EGP, and ran in cinemas for more than 19 consecutive weeks.

The film has also been presented at the European Film Market (EFM) within the 65th Berlin International Film Festival through the Arab Cinema Center (ACC), which is helmed by MAD Solutions as part of its long-term strategy in backing and promoting Arab filmmaking

Helmed by veteran director Mohamed Khan, the film is written by Wessam Soliman, and stars Yasmin Raeis, Hani Adel, Salwa Khattab, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Ibtihal El Sereti a diverse array of new promising stars. The film is produced by Mohamed Samir's DayDream Art Production and is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions, which also promoted the film worldwide.

Factory Girl tells the story of Hiyam (Raeis), 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 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.

Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl was Egypt's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars). The film also received 13 awards and a special mention from festivals worldwide. In December 2013, the film had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival within the Muhr Arab Feature competition where the film received the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award for the Arab Feature Competition, and the film's star Yasmin Raeis walked away with the Best Actress award. In July 2014, the film earned a Special Jury Prize from MEDFilm Festival in Italy, where it was screened at the opening gala of the festival.

Through a tour across 18 international film festivals, Yasmin Raeis added a total of 6 awards to her record the last of which has been granted to the Egyptian star at the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva where she received a Special Mention from the Jury of the Feature Film section for her outstanding performance.

Before that mention, Yasmin received 5 awards from international film festivals namely; the Best Actress Award from Dubai International Film Festival 2013, Best Actress Award from Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, Best Actress Award at the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival, and most recently Best Actress from Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland.

At the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival, the film earned the Excellence Award for director Mohamed Khan; a Special Jury Award; Best Supporting Actress for Salwa Khatab; Best Screenplay award for Wessam Suleiman; and Best Film Editing award for Dina Farouk. Screenwriter Wessam Soliman also received the Best Writing Award at the Sala Women Film Festival in Morocco.

Factory Girl ended 2014 with receiving multiple awards from international film festivals earning 4 awards from 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, which hosted an honorary screening for the film at the closing ceremony after competing in the festival's Feature-length Competition. The film swept the festival's major awards; The First Prize, Best Director award and Best Screenplay award.

At the 63rd Egyptian Catholic Centre Cinema Festival, a Certificate of Artistic Creativity has been handed to Salwa Mohamed Ali for her role in Factory Girl, the festival also granted MAD Solutions, the film's distributor, a Certificate of Appreciation.

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Yasmin Raeis Receives a Special Mention from the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva
Cairo,Egypt| Tuesday-31 March,2015:
After a successful tour across 18 international film festivals, Yasmin Raeis keeps stealing the limelight.......Read More
Her Sixth Accolade from Film Festivals for Her Role in Factory Girl
Yasmin Raeis Receives a Special Mention from the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva
Cairo, Egypt| Tuesday- 31 March, 2015:
After a successful tour across 18 international film festivals, Yasmin Raeis keeps stealing the limelight by adding a total of 6 awards to her record. For her outstanding performance in Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl, this time, Raeis received a Special Mention from the Jury of the Feature Film section within the International Oriental Film Festival in Geneva.

On the Special Mention she received, Raeis expressed her excessive happiness saying, "I am thrilled to receive a Special Mention by the Jury and I am overwhelmed with gratitude by all the support of international festivals and communities for my role in The Factory Girl."

Previously, Raeis has won 5 awards from several international film festivals including; the Best Actress award from Dubai International Film Festival in 2013; the Best Actress Award from Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden; the Best Actress Award from the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival; the Best Actress Award from the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival, and only a few days ago, Raeis garnered the Best Actress Award from the Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland.

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 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.

Helmed by veteran director Mohamed Khan, the film is written by Wessam Suleiman, and stars Yasmin Raeis, Hany Adel, Salwa Khatab, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Ibtihal El Sereti along with a diverse array of new promising stars. The film is produced by Mohamed Samir's DayDream Art Production and is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions, which also promoted the film worldwide.

Khan's Factory Girl was Egypt's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars). In addition to Raeis's accolades, the film reaped the total of 11 awards from international festivals; in December 2013, Factory Girl had its world premiere at Dubai International Film Festival within the Muhr Arab Feature competition where the film received the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award for Arab Feature Competition. In July 2014, the film earned a Special Jury Prize from MEDFilm Festival in Italy, where it was screened at the opening gala of the festival.

Screenwriter Wessam Soliman also received the Best Writing Award at the Sala Women Film Festival in Morocco. Factory Girl ended 2014 with receiving multiple awards from international film festivals earning 4 awards from 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, which hosted an honorary screening for the film at the closing ceremony after competing in the festival's Feature-length Competition. The film swept the festival's major awards; The First Prize, Best Director award and Best Screenplay award.

At the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival, the film earned the Excellence Award for director Mohamed Khan; a Special Jury Award; Best Supporting Actress for Salwa Khatab; Best Screenplay award for Wessam Suleiman; and Best Film Editing award for Dina Farouk.

The film hit Egyptian theatres on March 19th, 2014, and was released in the UAE the next day. Factory Girl carried on its flourishing commercial tour across Lebanon, Palestinian territories and other 3 Arab countries. Garnering the total of 1.6 million EGP in Egyptian box office, Factory Girl ran for 19 consecutive weeks.

In a fresh breakthrough for Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl across international film festivals, Arab Cinema in Sweden (ACIS), a distribution arm under the umbrella of Malmo Arab Film Festival, has announced the plan for a theatrical release of Factory Girl across Sweden on Friday, April 24th, 2015. Marking the film's first release beyond the Arab world, the film will be screened in 9 cities in Sweden. The film will also have a wider theatrical release in further countries the list of which will be revealed soon.

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Yasmin Raeis Lands Her 5th Win for Her Role in Factory Girl
Cairo, Egypt | Tuesday- 25 March, 2015:
The romance experienced and lived by poor Hiyam continues its award-winning tour, dazzling audience and critics alike worldwide. This time Hiyam........Read More
Named Best Actress at Silk Road Film Festival in Ireland
Yasmin Raeis Lands Her 5th Win for Her Role in Factory Girl
Cairo, Egypt | Tuesday- 25 March, 2015:
The romance experienced and lived by poor Hiyam continues its award-winning tour, dazzling audience and critics alike worldwide. This time Hiyam found her way to success through an ancient trade route, which was revamped into the Silk Road Film Festival. On Monday, the second edition of the festival has announced its winners, granting Egyptian actress Yasmin Raeis the Best Actress award for her role as Hiyam in Factory Girl. With this win, Raeis has added the fifth award to her record for this film.

The Silk Road Film Festival welcomes films from countries, which were part of the historical network of ancient trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected Asia with the Arab world, Africa, the Mediterranean and European world.

Helmed by veteran director Mohamed Khan, the film is written by Wessam Suleiman, and stars Yasmin Raeis, Hany Adel, Salwa Khatab, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Ibtihal El Sereti and a diverse array of new promising stars. The film is produced by Mohamed Samir's DayDream Art Production and is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions, which also promoted the film worldwide.

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 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.

Khan's Factory Girl was not only Egypt's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars), but also reaped the total of 15 awards from international festivals. In December 2013, the film had its world premiere at Dubai International Film Festival within the Muhr Arab Feature competition where the film received 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 July 2014, the film earned a Special Jury Prize from MEDFilm Festival in Italy, where it was screened at the opening gala of the festival.

The film's star, Yasmin Raeis, reaped the Best Actress Award at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, and its Screenwriter Wessam Soliman also received the Best Writing Award at the Sala Women Film Festival in Morocco.

Factory Girl ended 2014 with receiving multiple awards from international film festivals earning 4 awards from 18th Egyptian National Film Festival, which hosted an honorary screening for the film at the closing ceremony after competing in the festival's Feature-length Competition. The film swept the festival's major awards; The First Prize, Best Director award, Best Screenplay and the Best Actress award.

In February, 2015, Factory Girl swept 6 awards from the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival. The film earned the Excellence Award for director Mohamed Khan; a Special Jury Award; Best Actress award for Yasmin Raeis; Best Supporting Actress for Salwa Khatab; Best Screenplay award for Wessam Suleiman; Best Film Editing award for Dina Farouk.

The film hit Egyptian theatres on March 19th, 2014, and was released in the UAE the next day. Factory Girl carried on its flourishing commercial tour across Lebanon, Palestinian territories and other 3 Arab countries. Garnering the total of 1.6 million EGP in Egyptian box office, Factory Girl ran for 19 consecutive weeks.

In a fresh breakthrough for Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl across international film festivals, Arab Cinema in Sweden (ACIS), a distribution arm under the umbrella of Malmo Arab Film Festival, has announced the theatrical release of Factory Girl across Sweden on Friday, April 24th, 2015. Marking the film's first release beyond the Arab world, the film will be screened in 9 cities in Sweden. The film will also get a theatrical release in several countries the list of which will be revealed soon.

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Yasmin Raeis Reveals Details on Her Role in Men Dahr Ragel
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 15 March, 2015:
Egyptian actress Yasmin Raeis has recently unveiled details on her new role in her latest cinematic hit Men Dahr Ragel.In this film, Yasmin plays the role........Read More
Playing the Role of a Thug's Sister who Abandons a Fine-looking Boxer
Yasmin Raeis Reveals Details on Her Role in Men Dahr Ragel
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 15 March, 2015:
Egyptian actress Yasmin Raeis has recently unveiled details on her new role in her latest cinematic hit Men Dahr Ragel. In this film, Yasmin plays the role of a poor girl who lives in a shaaby neighborhood where she falls in love, yet her love story does not pan out as she planned, and her life takes dramatic turns as a result.

Commenting on her role in Men Dahr Ragel, Raies stated, "I'm very pleased to be part of Men Dahr Ragel where I'm playing a significant role in this romance/drama film, which is something totally different from my widely acclaimed role in Factory Girl. The film is introducing a diverse set of interesting and unconventional characters, and even the love story taking place is not the fairytale kind of love; as the character I'm playing will marry someone else, not the one she's in love with which will open doors for further dramatic complications."

Directed by Karim El Sobky, Men Dahr Ragel co-stars Asser Yassin, Mahmoud Hemeda, Sherif Ramzy, and Sabry Fawwaz. The film is written by Mohamed Amin Radi, who previously wrote the two TV smash-hit dramas which premiered previously in two Ramadan seasons; Neran Sadeqa and El Sabaa' Wasaya.

Raies has recently received the total of 4 awards in recognition of her astounding performance in Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl. Along with her role in Men Dahr Ragel, is currently shooting her scenes in the mockumentary Balash Tebosny, directed and written by Ahmed Amer.

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Yasmin Raeis Wins the Best Actress Award at the Egyptian Film Association Festival
Cairo, Egypt | Monday- 9 February, 2015:
For her outstanding performance in Factory Girl, Yasmin Raeis adds a fourth award to her mantle with winning the Best Actress......Read More
Marking Her Fourth Award for Her Performance in Factory Girl
Yasmin Raeis Wins the Best Actress Award at the Egyptian Film Association Festival
Cairo, Egypt | Monday- 9 February, 2015:
For her outstanding performance in Factory Girl, Yasmin Raeis adds a fourth award to her mantle with winning the Best Actress award at the 41st Egyptian Film Association Festival. Raeis will receive her award at the closing ceremony on Saturday, February 14th, 2015.

Among 36 films that were released in 2014, the festival selected the best 7 films, including Factory Girl, which reaped 5 awards besides Raeis's accolade.

Marking her fourth award for her role in Factory Girl, Yasmin Raeis has previously won the Best Actress award at Dubai International Film Festival 2013, which hosted the film's world premiere. The talented actress also walked away with the Best Actress award from Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden and earned the Best Actress award from the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival.

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 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.

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Yasmin Raeis Walks Away with the Best Actress Award at the Egyptian National Film Festival
Cairo, Egypt | Satrday- 13 December, 2014:
Egyptian star Yasmin Raeis was crowned as the Best Actress Award at the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival for her role in .......Read More
Marking Her Third Award for Factory Girl
Yasmin Raeis Walks Away with the Best Actress Award at the Egyptian National Film Festival
Cairo, Egypt | Satrday- 13 December, 2014:
Egyptian star Yasmin Raeis was crowned as the Best Actress Award at the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival for her role in Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl. Contended at the Feature-length Films Competition against 24 Egyptian films produced in 2013 and 2014, the film also received 3 other awards;the First prize for Producer Mohamed Samir, Best Director for Mohamed Khan and Best Script for Wessam Suleiman.

Marking her 3rd award, Raeis has previously received the Best Actress Award at Dubai International Film Festival for her role at Factory Girl, where it landed its world premiere last year. Additionally, the prominent actress walked away with the Best Actress award at the 4thMalmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden.

In Khan’s Factory Girl, Yasmin embodies the role 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. Hiyamdecides not to defend herself and pays an enormous price in a society that fails to accept independent women.

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Actress Yasmin Raeis Attend the Screening of Factory Girl at Carthage Film Festival
Cairo | Thursday - 27 November,2014:
Nearly after a year since its world premiere, Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl continues its success in international film....Read More
Mohamed Khan's Film Continues Its International Success and Awaits the Oscar Nominations
Actress Yasmin Raeis Attend the Screening of Factory Girl at Carthage Film Festival
Cairo, Egypt | Thursday - 27 November, 2014:
Nearly after a year since its world premiere, Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl continues its success in international film events, earning more accolades and gaining high critical acclaim. Accompanied by the film's producer, Mohamed Samir, the film's star Yasmin Raeis heads to Tunisia to attend the screening of Factory Girl at Carthage Film Festival within Special Sessions section on December 1st at 06:00 pm, Tunisia time.

Factory Girl has been recently submitted to represent Egypt at the 87th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. During November the film has also taken part in Kolkata Film Festival in India within Focus: Arabian Countries section, which showcased 7 films from the Arab world that achieved artistic triumphs at international film festivals. The film has also been part of African Film Festival of Verona in Italy within Panorama Africa competition, which encompassed 10 African feature-length films. Under the auspices of Mizna, Factory Girl has been screened in November 9th at Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in Minnesota, USA.

The film earned its leading actress Yasmin Raeis the Best Actress Award at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden, whereas its screenwriter Wessam Soliman won the Best Writing Award at the Sala Women Film Festival in Morocco. The festival's official statement on the prize came as follows, "The originality of the film lies not only in its subject matter, but also within an outstanding scenario that carries a feminist sensibility that opens new horizons for women, showing their strength to overcome the social constraints and challenge a still dominant and oppressing community. Factory Girl is not just a film but a call to empower women."

Starring Yasmin Raees, Hany Adel, Salwa Khatab, Salwa Mohamed Ali, Ibtihal El Sereti and a diverse array of new promising stars, the film is written by Wessam Soliman and produced by Mohamed Samir's DayDream Art Production .The film 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 had its world premiere at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival within the Muhr Arab Feature Competition in December, 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. The film also received a Special Jury Prize at MED Film Festival in Italy, where it was screened at the opening gala of the festival last July. Concurrently, the film was a great success in Egyptian theaters, carrying on its flourishing commercial tour across 6 Arab countries, as well as Ramallah, Palestinian territories.

During the last year, Factory Girl participated in several distinguished festivals including; Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema in London, which took place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), under the patronage of the Arab British Centre, ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema Festival in New York, Franco Arab Film Festival in Jordan and Montreal World Film Festival in Canada. Moreover, Factory Girl was part of Shanghai International Film Festival, in addition to its screening at the opening ceremony of the Arab Film Festival in Seoul, Korea.

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Actress Yasmin Raeis Takes Part in the Opening Ceremony of Carthage Film Festival
Cairo | Thursday - 27 November,2014:
Egyptian star Yasmin Raeis heads to Tunisia to attend the screening of her film Factory Girl in the opening ceremony.......Read More
Attending the Screening of Her Film Factory Girl
Actress Yasmin Raeis Takes Part in the Opening Ceremony of Carthage Film Festival
Cairo, Egypt | Thursday - 27 November, 2014:
Egyptian star Yasmin Raeis heads to Tunisia to attend the screening of her film Factory Girl in the opening ceremony of Carthage Film Festival. The film has earned her two awards in international film festivals. Yasmin will attend the screening within the festival, which runs from November 29 - December 6, 2014.

In Factory Girl, Yasmin plays Hiyam, a 21-year-old factory worker, who 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.

For her outstanding performance in Factory Girl, Raeis walked away with the Best Actress Award from Dubai International Film Festival in 2013, where the film had its world premiere within Muhr Arab Feature Competition, and won the Best Actress Award from Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden.

The 25th Carthage Film Festival will feature films from 45 countries including 25 films from Africa and the Arab world, and 9 Arab countries will be contending with 10 films at the Official Competition Feature Films.

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Yasmine Raeis Wins the Best Actress Award at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden
Cairo,Egypt | Wednesday-1 October,2014:
Egyptian actress Yasmine Raeis won the Best Actress award at Malmo Arab FilmFestival where it was received by......Read More
Marking Her Second Award for Her Role in Factory Girl
Yasmine Raeis Wins the Best Actress Award at Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden
Cairo, Egypt | Wednesday- 1 October, 2014:
Egyptian actress Yasmine Raeis won the Best Actress award at Malmo Arab FilmFestival where it was received by Khaled Abol Naga on behalf of Raeis.

Granted for her astounding performance in Mohamed Khan's masterpiece Factory Girl, the award marks Raeis's second prize following the Best Actress award received at Dubai International Film 2013 within the Muhr Arab Feature where the film had its world premiere.

Opening the festival's 4th edition in Malmo, Sweden, the event represents one of the preeminent cultural platforms for Arabs in Scandinavian countries. 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.

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Yasmine Raeis Walks the Red Carpet at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden
Cairo,Egypt | Monday -22 September,2014:
Enjoying her copious international success, Egyptian actress Yasmine Raeis walks the red carpet at the 4th Malmo Arab Film Festival to attend the ........Read More
Factory Girl Opens Scandinavia's Chief Festival for Arabic Films
Yasmine Raeis Walks the Red Carpet at the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden
Cairo,Egypt | Monday -22 September,2014:
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.

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Yasmin Raeis Sets the Record for the Highest Number of Daily Likes among Facebook Pages of Her Fellow Egyptian
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 7 September, 2014:
The official Facebook page of prominent Egyptian actress Yasmin Raeis has scored the highest number of likes, grossing more than 34,000 fans per day.........Read More
Factory Girl Opens Scandinavia's Chief Festival for Arabic Films
Yasmin Raeis Sets the Record for the Highest Number of Daily Likes among Facebook Pages of Her Fellow Egyptian
Cairo, Egypt | Sunday- 7 September, 2014:
The official Facebook page of prominent Egyptian actress Yasmin Raeis has scored the highest number of likes, grossing more than 34,000 fans 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.

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Bassem Youssef Fails in Playing the Factory Boy and a Video for Yasmin Raeis Screens for the First time on TV
Cairo, Egypt | Saturday- 22 March, 2014:
In his show's fixed segment where he hosts people with positive achievements in Egyptian society and art, Satirist Bassem Youssef.........Read More
Factory Girl's Makers in Elbernameg on MBC Masr
Bassem Youssef Fails in Playing the Factory Boy and a Video for Yasmin Raeis Screens for the First time on TV
Cairo, Egypt | Saturday- 22 March, 2014:
In his show's fixed segment where he hosts people with positive achievements in Egyptian society and art, Satirist Bassem Youssef hosted Factory Girl's makers in his successful show Elbernameg. The episode aired on Friday on MBC Masr channel witnessed the participation of prolific Director Mohamed Khan, the film star Yasmin Raeis, and Producer Mohamed Samir, and featured Bassem Youssef's failing acting audition in front of Mohamed Khan. The episode also included the screening of the video of Yasmin Raeis's audition that won her the role in the film for the first time on TV.

The segment started with a comedic twist as Bassem started acting to prove himself a good aspiring actor in front of Mohamed Khan; he played some scenes from films like Zawgat Ragol Mohem (A VIP's Wife), Ayyam El Sadat (The Days of Sadat) and El Harrif (The Professional), which made Khan announce that Bassem can never be an actor.

Khan talked about his relationship with late actress Soaad Hosny, aka Cinderella of the Arab screen, stressing on the fact that she is present inside the mind of every Egyptian and Arab girl, that's why he dedicates her songs played in the film to all of them. Khan referred to his friendship with the Cinderella saying that during the filming of Mawe'd Ala El Ashaa "A Dinner's Date", Khan had a different vision from that scripted in one of the scenes, yet Soaad suggested that both visions should be performed then they decide on it, which made Khan grow so angry and left to his room. The Cinderella then went to him and agreed on applying his vision on the scene.

Bassem asked Khan about the reason why he made 23 films about women achieving their goals in life, which Khan replied to saying that women are oppressed in our masculine society where only males put its laws and apply them; "that's why in Factory Girl I wanted to cheer for the hardworking girl that supports her family and longs for love and life, that girl exists in every Egyptian house," Khan added.

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.

Commenting on the idea of the film, Khan said, "we asked Wessam Suleiman to go to a real clothes' factory to experience the atmosphere there and be inspired by the workers," then he added that he chose Yasmine Raeis from about 200 girls auditioned for the film.

Starring Yasmin Raeis, Hany Adel, Salwa Kahttab, Salwa Mohamed Ali, in addition to a number of new aspiring talents, Factory Girl is the first feature production by Mohamed Samir's DayDream Art Production.

After playing a video showing her receiving the Best Actress Award in Dubai International Film Festival, Yasmin Raeis talked about one of the most difficult scenes she performed in the film as she had to dance while she was pregnant.

Also a video for Yasmine's audition that won her the role in the film was played, "I learned that Mohamed Khan was auditioning for his new film, so I decided to go without knowing any details, and I got surprised when I won the role," commented Yasmine.

Bassem Youssef asked Yasmine about her choice of her clothes, and she said that she dresses like that to avoid harassments, then Bassem made fun of her surname, which happens to mean "president", saying "Is Yasmine Raeis an elected or a candidate?

Then Bassem asked Khan to test him for playing Factory Boy saying "Discover my talent Mr. Khan." Producer Mohamed Samir said, "It took us a whole year to make the film, we managed to get the support of the Ministry of Culture, which made it easier for us to get the support of other entities in foreign countries. DayDream Art Production's FactoryGirl was also produced by WIKA for Film Production and Distribution and Middlewest Films.

Samir expressed his contempt towards the trend to monopolize the film industry, considering it one of the many faces of corruption where the producer becomes the film's distributor and the owner of theatres in the same time. Then Samir added that a producer is the person who tries to support the work that he believes in, and it is not necessary that he funds it, which made Khan comment on this saying that young filmmakers have to cooperate and help each other, and that was obvious in Factory Girl's experience. By the end of the show, Factory Girl's official song by Youssra El Hawary was screened.

Factory Girl was released last Wednesday in Egyptian theatres by MAD Solutions, the company serving as the film's distributor regionally and globally and marketing consultant. It was also revealed that the film will screen in the UAE on March 27th, 2014, as well as in numerous Arab countries, the list of which will be revealed soon. MAD Solutions has announced that Al Youm7 is Factory Girl's media sponsor and ElCinema.com website will serve as the online sponsor of the film.

Factory Girl currently screens in 19 Egyptian theatres: Cairo | Nile City in Nile Corniche, City Stars Cinema in Nasr City, Americana Plaza in 6 October, Galaxy Cineplex Mall of Arabia in 6 October, El-Salam Concorde Cinema in Masr El Gedida, Renaissance Cairo Mall Cinema in El Haram, Renaissance Cinema Bandar El Maadi in Maadi, Emad Eddin, Odeon, Miami Cinemas in Downtown, El Amir Cinema in Shoubra, Alexandira | Metro, San Stefano, City Center Carrefour, Smouha, Assiut | Renaissance Assuit.

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Factory Girl Wins Best Actress for Yasmine Raies and the FIPRESCI Awards in Dubai International Film Festival
Dubai | Saturday-14 December,2013:
Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl garnered the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award for Arab Feature Films.........Read More
After Receiving Massive Acclaim from Critics and Audiences in Its World Premiere
Factory Girl Wins Best Actress for Yasmine Raies and the FIPRESCI Awards in Dubai International Film Festival
Dubai, United Arab of Emirates | Saturday- 14 December, 2013:
Mohamed Khan's Factory Girl 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, after participating in the Muhr Arab Feature Competition within the framework of the 10th Dubai International Film Festival, where the film had its world premiere.

After the announcement of the award, Producer Mohamed Samir expressed his happiness winning this award: "I am so happy that DayDream's feature debut is directed by the great Mohamed Khan, and I'm really glad that the film received such a heartily praise and appreciation. The film was crowned by winning two awards from one of the most prestigious film festivals in the MENA region, especially that the competition was very fierce as there were several good participant films".

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.

The festival's closing ceremony was attended by Director Mohamed Khan along with Producer Mohamed Samir, Scriptwriter Wessam Soliman, and the film star Yasmin Raeis.

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.

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