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'Clash': Egyptian nail-biter is Egypt's Oscar entry

'Clash': Egyptian nail-biter is Egypt's Oscar entry
By Euronews

<p>A hit in Cannes where it opened the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, ‘Clash’ by Mohamed Diab has been selected as Egypt’s entry to the Oscars. </p> <p>Set in Cairo in the violent summer of 2013, the film takes us on a <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/13/clash-review-egyptian-revolution">suffocating journey inside a police van</a>, where men, women and children of different political and religious backgrounds find themselves locked together. </p> <p>If you suffer from claustrophobia, ‘Clash’ is not a film for you: entirely shot within the four walls of the sweltering police van, it is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. </p> <p>The cast members all deliver impressive performances in what the director himself described as difficult shooting conditions, within an excessively confined space, over a period of just a few weeks. </p> <p>The same goes for the director of photography, Ahmed Gabr. Working alone in the van with the actors, he rose to the challenge, offering a <a href="http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/clash-cannes-review/5103774.article">compelling cinematic experience</a>. </p> <p>Despite its chilling atmosphere, Mohamed Diab describes ‘Clash’ as a film about <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/e-nina-rothe/mohamed-diabs-clash-in-ca_b_9957132.html">humanity and co-existence</a>. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did, see you next week.</p>