selection of director Mohamed Khan‘s film “Before the Summer Crowds” to compete in
the Muhr Feature Competition at the 12th edition of the festival (December 9 – 16). The
new film will land its world premiere at DIFF which also hosted the world premiere of Khan’s previous award-winning film, “Factory Girl,” in 2013.
“Before the Summer Crowds”
stars Maged El Kedwany, Hana Shiha, Ahmed Dawood, LanaMushtaq and Hany El Metennawy. Set in a seaside resort, the film tracks a group of people who meet each other by the beginning of summer season. The film was produced by Middle West Films, Film Clinic, The Producers, Wika Production and Distribution and MAD Solutions, which
will be in charge of the international distribution of the film.
is one of Egypt’s most acclaimed directors whose films have earned the audiences’ admiration throughout the years. Since 1979, Khan has
directed 26 films winning 25 awards in international and local film festivals.
is one of the most important film festivals in the Arab world. In its 12th edition this year,DIFF will showcase over 120
features, shorts films and documentaries from around the world and will include several world premieres. Every year DIFF presents new and
exciting cinema from the Arab world and beyond, introducing audiences to fresh new talent and original and distinctive filmmaking.
‘s previous film, “Factory Girl,” won the FIPRESCI award at Dubai International Film Festival 2013, and the film’s star, Yasmin Raeis, received the Best Actress Award. The film scored the total of 17 awards from several film festivals.”Factory Girl” also represented Egypt in Best Foreign Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards.
Take a look at the film’s official poster below: