Mohamed Khan's Latest Film Selected in Official Competition
Before the Summer Crowds Lands a World Premiere at DIFF
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the selection of director Mohamed Khan's film Before the Summer Crowds to compete in the Muhr Feature Competition within the 12th edition of the festival (9 - 16 December). 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, Lana Mushtaq 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.
Unveiling the film's official poster, Before the Summer Crowds is 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.
Khan 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.
DIFF 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.
Khan'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.