Clash

Friday 11th November 2016
Date : 11 / Nov / 2016
Time : 20:00
Address : Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Clash

Irish Film Institute

Egypt 2013, president Morsi has been toppled; as riots break out a disparate group is rounded up into a police van in director Mohamed Diab’s bracing political allegory, the opening film of the Un Certain regard strand at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

With great economy Diab restricts the action to the back of the truck where warring parties of all factions have been thrown together as civil war erupts around them – it’s revolutionaries against Islamic fundamentalists and both against the army. Diab brings real cinematic flair to the claustrophobic scenario, aided in no small way by his script, co-written by Khaled Diab, which delineates the complexities of multiple characters and their motivations in lucid fashion.