Still from Clash

Friday, 06 October 2017: Clash

Friday, 06 October 2017, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Mohamed Diab, Egypt 2016, 97 mins, 15

“If there’s any way you can see Clash by Egyptian director Mohamed Diab, you simply must. The film will break your heart, but enlighten all.” Tom Hanks

In 2013, when the army removed the Muslim Brotherhood from power there were major clashes on the streets of Cairo. This extraordinary drama charts the upheaval almost entirely from the inside of a police van, and is one of the most gripping and tense political films for years. A fabulous piece of film-making.

Further reading

  1. Guardian
  2. Time Out
  3. Interview with the director. The Spectator
  4. Empire
  5. Screen Daily
  6. Guardian (Cannes 2016)
  8. Variety
  9. Evening Standard
  10. Interview with the director at London Film Festival