Film Clinic has released the official poster of Mohamed Diab's latest film Clash ahead of its release in Egyptian theaters on Wednesday, 27 July. The film garnered positive reactions following its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
The poster features a door to a police truck responsible for transferring detainees, where all of the action takes place throughout the film. Through the iron bars of the truck's window, we can see the hostile demonstrations and violent clashes taking place with green laser beams pointed everywhere. The film's title is engraved on the door, the same way the detainees usually engrave their names on the interior walls of the truck.
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 8-meter 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 the Cannes Film Festival, 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 Global (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 the Arab world by MAD Solutions, while Pyramide International will distribute it in France and the rest of the world.