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Diab's Clash Selected by Dubai International Film Festival for Golden Globes Consideration

The news keeps getting better for Mohamed Diab's thriller 'Clash', which continues to impress the international film community, being officially picked as one of DIFF's selections for the Golden Globes.

Mohamed Diab’s Clash continues to garner global attention, as The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced their submission of Diab’s Clash and Assad Fouladkar’s comedy Halal Love to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Golden Globe consideration.

From France’s Cannes Film Festival to Spain’s Valladolid Film Festival, film critics around the world are praising Clash as an exceptional and important Egyptian film. The film continues to receive plenty of praise from various film industry leaders, including Tom Hanks, and now, off the heels of winning three awards at the Valladolid film festival, DIFF announced today that it has selected the film as one of their selections for the Golden Globes. 

Clash is a powerful thriller that takes place in the back of a police van during the uprising that toppled former president Morsi. It also marks Mohamed Diab’s second directorial project, after finding commercial success and earning multiple awards for his debut feature Cairo 678.

As it stands, Clash has also been submitted by Egypt as their selection for the Oscars; however, the Golden Globes takes place before the Oscars and, if Clash wins Egypt’s first Golden Globe, it may build enough momentum to take home the Oscar.