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Clash

Director: Mohamed Diab
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The film opened the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival 2016, where it received a letter of praise from Hollywood star Tom Hanks.
Selected as one of the most anticipated films in international festivals during 2016 by Screen International and was included in The Hollywood Reporter's Critics' Faves list of one of the 10 best films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Egypt's Official Submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film category of the Academy Awards 2017.
The DIFF had chosen to present Clash to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HEPA) for Golden Globe Award consideration.
The film topped late critic Samir Farid’s list of the Best Egyptian Film in 2016.
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2016 / Egypt - France - Germany - UAE97 min/ Action, Thriller
Original Title
Eshtebak
SYNOPSIS
Tackling the political unrest that prevailed in Egypt in 2013, Clash’s events take place in an 8-meter police truck, crammed with detainees representing different sects of society, their interaction with each other full of madness, violence, romance, and comedy.
CAST
Nelly Karim
Tarek Abd El Aziz
Hany Adel
Ahmed Malek
CREW
Screenwriter: Khaled Diab
Mohamed Diab
DOP: Ahmed Gabr
Editor: Ahmed Hafez
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Production Company(ies)
Film Clinic
Sampek Productions
Acamedia Global
ARTE France Cinema
Niko Film
Fortress Film Clinic
Pyramide International
Producer(s)
Moez Masoud
Mohamed Hefzy
Eric Lagesse
Nicole Gerhards
Jamal Al Dabbous
Daniel Ziskind
Sarah Goher
film festivals
Cannes Film Festival, France
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Cinema for Peace Foundation, Germany
ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema, USA
Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Lebanon
International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), India
Zagreb International Film Festival, Croatia
Mediterranean Film Festival of Brussels, Belgium
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci), Spain
Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck/Val de Fensch, France
BFI London Film Festival, UK
Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), Sudan
Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA), Egypt
Egyptian National Film Festival, Egypt
Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival, Canada
Festival International de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique in Montreal, Canada
Cinepolitica International Film Festival, Romania
film awards
Suwarna Chakoram Prize for Best Film and Audience Prize - Rajata Chakoram at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), India
Critics’ Prize at the Mediterranean Film Festival of Brussels, Belgium
Golden Pram for Best Film at the Zagreb International Film Festival, Croatia
Bronze Tanit, Best Photography, Best Editing, African University Award for Cinematic Criticism for Best Feature Film (The Nagiba El Hamrony Award) at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia

Best New Director, Best Director of Photography, Sociograph Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci), Spain
Grand Prix at the Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck/Val de Fensch, France
Best Film Poster, Best Music, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Special Jury Prize for Direction at the Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema, Egypt
Best Feature Film at the Festival International de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique in Montreal, Canada
Cinepolitica Trophy at the Cinepolitica International Film Festival, Romania
Grand Prix and Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival, Canada
Best DOP and Best Costume Designer at the Arabian Cinema Awards (ACA), Egypt
Best Director for First and Second Work and Best Editing at the Egyptian National Film Festival, Egypt
Quotes
“This is bravura filmmaking with a kick-in-the-gut message about chaos and cruelty (with some humanity).” Jay Weissberg - Variety

“Running the gamut from social comedy to actioner to war movie, Clash is an original, often quite disturbing experience to watch.” Deborah Young - The Hollywood Reporter

“Clash is intensely cinematic, inventively using a handheld camera in a confined space as a mirror of a society with no room for manoeuvre.” Lee Marshall - Screen Daily