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Mohamed Diab – director – Clash #Cannes2016

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The opening film of Un Certain Regard 2016: a post-Egyptian revolution story.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Mohamed Diab, director of Clash from the Un Certain Regard section of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

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The opening film of the Un Certain Regard section of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, Clash, is a film is set two years after the Egyptian revolution and manages to portray impartially every political vision of modern Egypt.

Mohamed Diab is known for his directorial debut film Cairo 678, which was released a month before the Egyptian revolution, a drama about three women who unite to fight against the plague of male chauvinism in Cairo. As the director says in the interview, the situation in Egypt hasn’t changed and he hopes that films like this will open people’s eyes and minds.

CLASH: Cairo, summer of 2013 – two years after the Egyptian revolution. In the wake of the ouster of Islamist president Morsi, a police truck full of detained demonstrators of divergent political and religious backgrounds roams through violent protests. Can the detainees overcome their differences to stand a chance of survival?

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Mohamed Diab
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Clash
  • Festival section
    Un Certain Regard
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