• Clash

    Directed by Mohamed Diab
    Egypt/France | 97 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

  • Clash

    Directed by Mohamed Diab
    Egypt/France | 97 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

Diab’s second feature (after Cairo 678) is set during the political unrest of 2013, and unfolds largely within the confines of a police van packed to bursting with detainees from different social backgrounds: activists, journalists and bystanders. It’s a vivid microcosm for Egypt’s splintered nation. “This film will break your heart.” Tom Hanks

Schedule

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film synopsis

Clash, the second feature directed by Mohamed Diab (Cairo 678, PSIFF 2012) world-premiered in Cannes. The action takes place in July 2013, in the midst of riots pitting Egypt's pro-military supporters against the Muslim Brotherhood of the ousted President Morsi and unfolds almost entirely within the claustrophobic confines of a police van packed to bursting with detainees from different social and political backgrounds, including activists, journalists and mere bystanders.

This clever construct allows Diab to explore his country's divided, post-revolution society in a non-judgmental way by highlighting all the characters' common humanity. The director can boast Hollywood supporters such as Tom Hanks, who tweeted from the Croisette, "If there's any way you can see Clash by Egyptian director Mohamed Diab, you must. You simply must. The film will break your heart, but enlighten all."

"A ferociously well-made film right through to the bitter end." Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

film details

Original Language Title: Eshtebak
Country: Egypt/France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 97 minutes
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Mohamed Diab
Producers: Mohamed Hefzy, Eric Lagesse, Moez Masoud
Principal Cast: Nelly Karim, Hany Adel, Tarek Abdel Aziz, Mai El Ghaity, Mohaem El Sebaey
Cinematographers: Ahmed Gabr
Editor: Ahmed Hefez
Music: Khaled Dagher
Screenwriter: Khaled Diab, Mohamed Diab
US Distributor: Kino Lorber
International Sales Company: Pyramide International

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