Directed by: Mohamed Diab
Total Runtime: 97 min
Country of Origin: Egypt / France
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival; Official Selection, London Film Festival; Best Film, Kerala International Film Festival
“A ferociously well-made film right through to the bitter end.”
Just one year after the election, the Egyptian military ousts President Mohamed Morsi. In this riveting drama, pro-army supporters, Muslim Brotherhood members, and innocent bystanders find themselves thrown together in uncomfortably close quarters when they are all detained in the same police van during the ensuing chaos. In spite of their differences, they must find a way to work together if they are to have any hope of surviving a rapidly deteriorating situation. Set immediately following the 2013 coup d’etat and taking place entirely within the confines of the police van, Clash offers a claustrophobic and tense portrait of a society in conflict. In Arabic with English subtitles.