Arab Cinema in Sweden will release Mohamed Khan’s feature on April 24.

Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan’s Factory Girl is set for theatrical release in Sweden through Arab Cinema in Sweden (ACIS), the distribution arm of the Malmo Arab Film Festival. 

ACIS will release the film on April 24 across 12 screening venues in cities including Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Norrkoping, Fajo, Umea, Lulea, Lund and Hillsburg. 

Although Sweden has one of Europe’s largest Arabic-speaking communities, Arabic-language films rarely receive a theatrical release in the territory. Factory Girl’s Swedish release marks its first beyond the Arab world. 

Egypt and UAE-based MAD Solutions handled the film’s distribution in the Arab world across six territories and is also organising the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) here at the European Film Market (EFM). The film will screen in the EFM on Feb 7. 

Produced by Mohamed Samir’s Day Dream Art Production, Factory Girl was Egypt’s official submission to the best foreign-language category of Oscars. It premiered at Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in 2013, where it won the FIPRESCI award and best actress for Yasmin Raeis’ performance, and went on to win several other awards.

“Since its inception, Malmo Arab Film Festival has been playing a crucial role in backing Arab filmmakers and this step marks a culmination of these long-standing efforts,” said MAD Solutions CEO Alaa Karkouti.