Last Update 10:56
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Mohamed Diab's Clash selected to compete in the 60th London Film Festival

The film will also compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2017 Academy Awards

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Sep 2016
Clash screenings
(Photo: Still from Clash)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3744
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3744

A few days after the selection of Mohamed Diab's Clash to represent Egypt at the 2017 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category, the film was selected to compete in the official competition of the 60th British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival that this year will run between 5 and 16 October, according to a Saturday press release by MAD Solutions, a local film marketing and PR company. 

Produced in 2016, the film, directed by Mohamed Diab and written by Mohamed and Khaled Diab, explores the confrontations between pro and anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators that took place in the days following the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013.

The film was chosen to open the 69th Cannes Festival in the Un Certain Regard section, and it was released in Egyptian cinemas in July.

The film opens in a theatrical manner, where we see an empty police truck ready to host the actors: two journalists, several army supporters, Islamist protesters, and a police conscript.

"Starring Nelly Karim, alongside Tarek Abd El-Aziz, Hany Adel, Ahmed Malek, Ashraf Hamdi, Mohamed Abdel Azim, and Gamil Barsoum, as well as others, the casting will distinguish the film in the coming years. The characters are well studied and their limits, fears, and hopes can easily be extracted and delivered to the viewers. Many in the twenty-plus characters gave an astonishing performance, propping the realism in the film."

Diab wrote the scripts of several well-known Egyptian films, including El-Gezira 1 and 2 (2007 and 2014) and Decor (2014), among others.

His directorial debut came with Cairo 6,7,8 (2010), starring Bushra, Nelly Karim and Maged El-Kedwany.

Run by the British Film Institute (BFI), the 12-day festival will this year screen “a total of 193 fiction and 52 documentary features, including 18 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 39 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 144 short films, including documentary, live action and animated works,” according to the festival's official website.

For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.