Preparing for its Release in Egyptian theatres after Eid Al Fitr
Set to be released in Egyptian cinemas on Wednesday, the 27th of July, Film Clinic unveiled the official trailer for director Mohamed Diab's film Clash. This comes after its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival where it received widespread acclaim among the Arab and international press.
The 97-second trailer features the police truck which witnessed the pro and anti-protesters from different political backgrounds and their interactions toward each other inside the truck and the clashes outside it. Few hours since its release on the film's official Facebook page, the trailer achieved more than 200000 views.
Clash tackles the political unrest that prevailed in Egypt in 2013. Co-written by Khaled Diab and
Mohamed Diab, who is also the director, the film is a co-production between France, Egypt, Germany, and the UAE.
The cast includes Nelly Karim, Tarek Abd El Aziz, Hany Adel, Ahmed Malek, Ashraf Hamdi, Mohamed Abdel Azim, Gamil Barsoum and others.
Most of the film events take place in an 8m police truck, crammed with detainees representing different sects of society, their interaction with each other full of madness, violence, romance, and comedy.
The film premiered last May as it inaugurated the prestigious Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. Landing a world premiere at Cannes, Clash marked Egypt's comeback to the festival's official selection after three years of absence. The Hollywood Reporter also selected Clash as one of the 10 best films at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Clash is a joint production effort between Arab and European companies: Film Clinic (Egypt), Sampek Productions (France), and Acamedia Pictures (UAE), in association with ARTE France Cinema (France), Niko Film (Germany), Fortress Film Clinic (UAE), and Pyramide International (France). Taking part in the project are producers Moez Masoud, Mohamed Hefzy, Eric Lagesse, and it is co-produced by Nicole Gerhards, alongside executive producers Jamal Al Dabbous and Daniel Ziskind. Mohamed Diab's wife, Sarah Goher also acted as a creative collaborator on the film, earning the title "Creative Producer". The film will be distributed in Egypt by Al Massa Art Production, while Pyramide International will distribute it in France and the rest of the world.