ESHTEBAK

by Mohamed Diab
CLASH

Informations

Nation: Egypt, Germany, France

Year: 2016

Length: 97'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

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? [mp]

Director

Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab (Ismailia, Egypt, 1978), screenwriter and director, is known for his directorial debut film Cairo 678, which was released a month before the Egyptian revolution. He wrote the blockbuster French Egyptian The Island, films which was the 2007 Egyptian nomination for the Academy Awards. Asides filmmaking, he is known for his vocal participation and his involvement in the 2011 Egyptian revolution, which earned him a Webby Award, the most important acknowledgement for excellence on the Internet. Clash opened the section Un certain regard in the last Festival of Cannes.

Filmography:
678 (Cairo 678, 2010), Eshtebak (Clash, 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Mohamed Diab
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Khaled Diab, Mohamed Diab
fotografia/cinematography
Ahmed Gabr
montaggio/film editing
Ahmed Hafez
scenografia/production design
Hend Haidar
musica/music
Khaled Dagher
suono/sound
Ahmed Adnan
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Nelly Karim (Nagwa), Hany Adel (Adam), Tarek Abdel Aziz (Hossam), Ahmed Malek (Mans), Ahmed Dash (Fares) Husni Sheta (Fisho), Aly Eltayeb (Huzaifa), Amr El Kady (M. Hashem)
produttori/producers
Mohamed Hefzy, Eric Lagesse, M.W. Zackie
coproduttori/coproducers
Olivier Père, Rémi Burah, Nicole Gerhards
coproduzione/coproduction
Film Clinic, Sampek Productions, Emc Pictures, Arte France Cinema, Niko Films
distribuzione/distribution
AcademyTwo


contatti/contacts
AcademyTwo
Beatrice Gulino
beatricegulino@academytwo.com
www.academytwo.com

Director statement

“My film Cairo 678 was released in Egypt a few weeks before the 2011 revolution. I took part in the movement and soon enough I wanted to make a film about it. But for the last five years, things have changed so fast that each idea became obsolete even before we started writing. Only after the 2013 events did my brother Khaled and I discuss the idea of Clash, which he came up with. We got down to work by bouncing ideas, thinking that this was the best way to talk about what’s happening in Egypt. Since 2013, the conflicting forces involved have been the same: the revolutionaries, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the army. Ironically, the only relevant subject we could find about the revolution was its failure.”

Synopsis Learn more

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? [mp]

Director All about direction

Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab (Ismailia, Egypt, 1978), screenwriter and director, is known for his directorial debut film Cairo 678, which was released a month before the Egyptian revolution. He wrote the blockbuster French Egyptian The Island, films which was the 2007 Egyptian nomination for the Academy Awards. Asides filmmaking, he is known for his vocal participation and his involvement in the 2011 Egyptian revolution, which earned him a Webby Award, the most important acknowledgement for excellence on the Internet. Clash opened the section Un certain regard in the last Festival of Cannes.

Filmography:
678 (Cairo 678, 2010), Eshtebak (Clash, 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Mohamed Diab
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Khaled Diab, Mohamed Diab
fotografia/cinematography
Ahmed Gabr
montaggio/film editing
Ahmed Hafez
scenografia/production design
Hend Haidar
musica/music
Khaled Dagher
suono/sound
Ahmed Adnan
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Nelly Karim (Nagwa), Hany Adel (Adam), Tarek Abdel Aziz (Hossam), Ahmed Malek (Mans), Ahmed Dash (Fares) Husni Sheta (Fisho), Aly Eltayeb (Huzaifa), Amr El Kady (M. Hashem)
produttori/producers
Mohamed Hefzy, Eric Lagesse, M.W. Zackie
coproduttori/coproducers
Olivier Père, Rémi Burah, Nicole Gerhards
coproduzione/coproduction
Film Clinic, Sampek Productions, Emc Pictures, Arte France Cinema, Niko Films
distribuzione/distribution
AcademyTwo


contatti/contacts
AcademyTwo
Beatrice Gulino
beatricegulino@academytwo.com
www.academytwo.com

Director statement Read more

“My film Cairo 678 was released in Egypt a few weeks before the 2011 revolution. I took part in the movement and soon enough I wanted to make a film about it. But for the last five years, things have changed so fast that each idea became obsolete even before we started writing. Only after the 2013 events did my brother Khaled and I discuss the idea of Clash, which he came up with. We got down to work by bouncing ideas, thinking that this was the best way to talk about what’s happening in Egypt. Since 2013, the conflicting forces involved have been the same: the revolutionaries, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the army. Ironically, the only relevant subject we could find about the revolution was its failure.”