Magazine article Screen International

Cannes UCR Opener 'Clash' Sold to Europe, Asia

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes UCR Opener 'Clash' Sold to Europe, Asia

Article excerpt

Paris-based Pyramide International has locked down sales on Egyptian director Mohamed Diab's post-revolution drama Clash, which opened Un Certain Regard this year.

The film has sold to Scandinavia (Scanbox), Spain (Golem), Switzerland (Cineworx), Portugal (Midas Filmes), Benelux (Amstelfilm), Colombia (Cine Colombia), Greece (Weird Wave), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), ex-Yugoslavia (2I), Brazil (Imovision) and China VOD (Lemon Tree).

There is also understood to be a deal for Turkey in the works, as well as strong interest from Poland and Australia.

Pyramide Distribution will release the film in France on September 14.

"Opening Un Certain Regard was a great launch pad for the film and buyers have responded with enthusiasm to Mohamed's fresh, young vision of post-revolutionary Egypt's splintered society," said Pyramide sales chief Agathe Valentin. …

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