Scene from ‘Introduced Labor’ (Photo courtesy of DIFF press release)
CAIRO – 15 November 2017: Film director of acclaimed Egyptian film ‘Eshtebak’ (Clash) Khaled Diab will be screening his latest project ‘Introduced Labor’ at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), according to a released statement on Tuesday.
Released in 2017, the film revolves around an Egyptian couple who seize the American Embassy in Egypt after being denied visas to enter the United States following several failed attempts.
Launched as the first world premiere , the feature film stars Egyptian actors and actresses Rasha Gawdat, Maged El Kedwany, Mai Kassab, Abdel Rahma Abou Zahra, Bayoumi Fouad, Horeya Farghali, and Sayed Rageb.
The celebrated TV and film writer Diab has previously dazzled the world with his film ‘Clash’ in 2016 that was chosen as an opening film at Cannes International Film Festival as part of the Un Certain Regard category, according to a released statement by DIFF.
‘Clash’ revolves around human stories of a number of different Egyptians who were arrested without being charged during the disputes in 2013 that prevailed between supporters and opposition of former Egyptian presidents and Muslim Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi following his ouster from presidency.
Most of the film’s setting takes place inside a police truck that carried those arrested Egyptians including pro-Morsi and anti-Morsi demonstrators and journalists who later became friends and remorseful to each other due to the dire circumstances they lived for a full day.