Buzz

Tom Hanks Congratulates Egyptian Director on Movie ‘CLASH’

Tom Hanks Congratulates Egyptian Director on Movie ‘CLASH’

hanksdiab

Renowned American actor Tom Hanks, who is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Forrest Gump and others, congratulated Egyptian director Mohamed Diab for his film CLASH which is set to be released in Egypt on July 27.

In a letter posted by Diab on Facebook, Hanks reportedly praised CLASH for going to “great lengths to enlighten many.”

“Few Americans see Egypt as being anything more than terrorists and pyramids,” writes Hanks.

“Your film CLASH will go great lengths to enlighten many. Audiences will see that humanity is a fragile community, but we are all in ‘this’ together. And, we will all come to pray for Egypt, in any way we know how,” continues Hanks.

“Thank you for your magnificent film and the crew and cast that are first rate examples of what they do.”

CLASH, which is to be released in Egypt as “Eshtebak,” was widely praised at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, where it was aired under the category of “Un Certain Regard.”

Set in the summer of 2013 in the wake of the popularly-backed ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood government of Mohamed Morsi, the film takes place entirely in the back of a police van with detained demonstrators of different political and religious backgrounds.

Books and Coffee: Zino Brings German Coffee to Cairo's Streets
Cairo Leads European Cities in Recycling

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz

More in Buzz

Searching for Life Quality? Cairo, Alexandria Just Made It to Africa’s Top 10 Cities

Aya NaderFebruary 23, 2017

#StopTheWait: Messi Visits Egypt to Promote Affordable Hepatitis C Treatment and Tourism

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 22, 2017

‘Egypt is the Most Fascinating Place on Earth’: How to Spend Just 48 Hours in Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 14, 2017

Drinking Liquor Without Getting Drunk Not Sinful: Islamic Scholar

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 13, 2017

World’s Heaviest Woman Transported from Egypt to India for Weight Reduction Surgery

Toqa EzzidinFebruary 13, 2017

Egypt is the Cheapest Place in the World to Buy a Big Mac – But What Does That Mean?

Mohamed KhairatJanuary 31, 2017

Meet Dina Habib Powell, the Egyptian-American Appointed by Trump to the White House

Mohamed KhairatJanuary 17, 2017

Redefine Ability: An Egyptian Campaign Changing How We View Ability

Mohamed KhairatJanuary 11, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.