Magazine article Screen International

'Clash' Producer Transports Lewis Carroll's Alice to Cairo

Magazine article Screen International

'Clash' Producer Transports Lewis Carroll's Alice to Cairo

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Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy [pictured] is developing a Cairo-set version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland plunging the main character into the chaos of the city's streets.

The project, In The Land Of Wonder, is the second film by Nadine Khan after her debut feature Chaos, Disorder, which won the jury prize at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2012.

The daughter of respected Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan spent a decade working as a second unit and assistant director for the likes of Yousry Nasrallah and Nabil Ayouch before making her first film.

Hefzy is in Cannes this year with Mohamed Diab's buzzed about Un Certain Regard opener Clash about a group of people locked in a police van for 24 hours after they arrested during violent demonstrations in Cairo at the end of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's reign in 2013.

He lead-produced the film under his Cairo-based Film Clinic banner with Eric Lagesse's Sampek Production, German Niko Films, Emirati EMC Pictures and Fortress Film Clinic on board as co-producers and Jamal Al Dabbous and Daniel Ziskind, Film Clinic's representative in Europe, taking executive credits.

Hefzy is hoping to work with European partners once again on In The Land Of Wonder. …

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