MAD Solutions Releases the Film in More Egyptian Theatres
It hasn't even been three days since MAD Solutions released the film Clash in Egyptian theatres, until the film has managed to reach over EGP 1 million in revenues and is on its way to making its second million. Theatres screening the film had to open additional halls to take in the crowd who wish to watch Clash. On the film's third day of release, the number of theatres screening the film has increased to reach up to 47 theaters in Cairo, Alexandria and other governorates, making Clash the number one film in Egyptian theaters.
On his official Facebook page, the Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has shared Variety's Cannes Film Review: 'Clash', which was published after the film's screening at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. "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." Hanks commented.
Hanks has previously sent the film's director Diab a letter praising the film and its crew, describing them as "first rate example of what they do".
For the past few days, Clash has become the talk of the town, as its trailer has reached more than 7.2 million views on its official Facebook page and on producer Moez Masoud's as well. The film has also gained far-reaching acclaim from film stars, critics and public figures who attended the film's impressive premiere that was organized by MAD Solutions the film's distributor last Sunday.
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.
Co-written by Khaled Diab and Mohamed Diab, who is also the director, Clash 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.
The film landed its world premiere last May at the Cannes Film Festival as it inaugurated the prestigious Un Certain Regard section. Clash marked Egypt's comeback to the festival's official selection after 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 Egyptian theatres by MAD Solutions, while Pyramide International will distribute it in France and the rest of the world.
MAD Solutions, the film's distributor, has released Clash on Wednesday, the 27th of July, in Egyptian theatres: Greater Cairo| Nasr city: City Stars Mall, Tiba Mall and Wonderland. 6th of October: Americana Plaza, Sheikh Zayed, Galaxy Cineplex Mall of Arabia, Dream Land, Cityscape Mall, Dandy Mall. Downtown: Nile City, Down Town, Hilton Ramses, Lido, Donia Karim, Cosmos. Heliopolis: Sun City. El Manial: Galaxy. Maadi: Bandar. New Cairo: Point 90, Future Mall, and Donia Porto Cairo in the 5th settlement. El Obour City: Golf Mall. Al Rehab city: Al Rehab. Hadayek El Kobba: El Saraya Mall.
Alexandria| Renaissance in Smouha, City Center Carrefour, San Stefano, Renaissance Cinema Royal, Cineplex Green Plaza, Kiroseiz, Amir. North Coast| Marakia, Marseilia at Marseilia Beach, Al Marwa at Al-Marwa, Sidi Gaber at Sidi Kerir. Other Governorates| Kiroseiz in Sharm El Sheikh, Donia Al Masria Plaza in Zakazik, Rivoli in Tanta, Donia in Ismailia, City Mall in Luxor, Nancy at Al Sawsan Mall in Mansora.