Factory Girl
Film poster
Directed byMohamed Khan
Story byWessam Soliman
Produced byMohamed Samir
Ahmed Youssef (executive producer)
StarringYasmin Raeis
Hany Adel
Salwa Khattab
Edited byDina Farouk
Release date
  • 8 December 2013 (2013-12-08) (Dubai)
  • 19 March 2014 (2014-03-19) (Egypt)

Factory Girl (Arabic: فتاة المصنع‎, Fataat El Masnaa) is an Egyptian romantic drama film directed by Mohamed Khan. The film premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2013. It was selected as the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but was not nominated.[1][2]


21-year-old Hiyam (Yasmin Raeis) is an impoverished worker in a Cairo textile factory. When Salah (Hany Adel), the factory's new supervisor, becomes attracted to her and a pregnancy comes into play, Hiyam sees an opportunity to take control of her own fate and to move up in the world. But there is a very high price to pay.


The film was funded by DIFF's Enjaaz fund, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival's SANAD fund, the Global Film Initiative, Women in Film Foundation, German's GIZ institution and the Egyptian Ministry of Culture's Filmmaking Fund.[3] Cinematography was done by the Egyptian Mahmoud Lotfi, who previously gained notoriety for his work on Coming Forth by Day.[4]


See also


  1. ^ "Egypt nominates Factory Girl for Oscars". Ahram Online. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Oscars: Egypt Selects 'Factory Girl' for Foreign-Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  3. ^ Rothe, E. Nina (16 December 2013). "Mohamed Khan's 'Factory Girl': Coming Soon to a Heart Near You". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  4. ^ Weissberg, Jay (7 January 2014). "Film Review: 'Factory Girl'". Variety. Retrieved 27 September 2014.