FRIDAY, JUNE 9th – 7pm
Fox Theater (2236 Queen St. E)

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Release Year: 2016
Runtime: 97 minutes
Directed by: Mohamed Diab
Country/Language: Erypt / Arabic (With English subtitles)
Program: In-Competition
Premiere: Ontario

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In the summer of 2013 clashes erupted across Cairo between the military and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. This utterly harrowing film explores the conflict – as well as a cross-section of Egyptian society – from within the confines of a single police van. The impressive cinematography captures both the grueling claustrophobia of being detained inside a cramped van and also the vast, free-flowing chaos of coursing crowds in open streets – sometimes all within a single shot.


Mohamed Diab – Writer/Director
Mohamed Diab is an award-winning writer and director, whose work often deals with pressing issues concerning Egyptian society. He is known for his directorial debut film, Cairo 678, a drama about three women who unite to fight against male chauvinism in Cairo. CLASH, his second feature film, was selected as the Opening film of Un Certain Regard in Cannes Film Festival 2016.

Official Selection
Cannes Film Festival 2016 – Nominated Un Certain Regard Award
London Film Festival 2016 – Nominated Best Film
Montclair Film Festival 2017 – WON Audience Award

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