A scene from Clash movie - File Photo
CAIRO – 29 August 2017: The 7th edition of Malmo Arab Film Festival to kick off on October 6. ‘Ala Kaf Afreet’ (Unstable) feature movie directed by the Tunisian Kawsar bin Hania will be displayed in the opening ceremony. The movie was featured before in Un Certain Regard section in the 70th edition of Cannes Film Festival.
The movie will be followed by a seminar with bin Hania and the movie heroine the Tunisian actress Mariam Fergany. The story of the movie is inspired by real events that highlight the problems of women in Tunisia by tracing the story of the young Tunisian student Mariam, who is sexually harassed by three policemen while in a night club.
Despite the shock and pain of Mariam, she insists to punish the harassers by complaining about the incident.
It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian movie ‘Clash’ will be displayed in the closing ceremony of the Festival. ‘Clash’ discussed many issues that began with the revolution in January 2011. ‘Clash’ won a number of awards and participated in the Cannes Film Festival last year in the Un Certain Regard section and was highly praised not only from the panel members but from all the festival guests who saw the movie. The Hollywood mega star Tom Hanks praised the movie, and sent a praising letter to its director Mohamed Diab, describing the film as ‘magnificent.’