Mohamed Diab

  • Mohamed Diab
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Film director, Producer, Screenwriter
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Egyptian film director, screenwriter and producer.

Mohamed DIAB is a director, screenwriter and producer.
He is known for CAIRO 678 (2010), CLASH / ESHTEBAK (2016), AMIRA (2021).

Born in Ismaïla, in eastern Cairo (Egypt), Mohamed DIAB is one of the most prominent young screenwriters in Egypt. He was educated at the New York Film Academy.

A thriving writer/director, Mohamed Diab studied Commerce and Business Management. After graduation, Diab worked at one of the international banks in Cairo, but he soon realized his love for writing, which made it difficult for him to continue in the bank business. He chose to pursue his passion by studying scriptwriting at the New York Film Academy in 2005. His debut film, Ahlam Haqiqia (Real Dreams) (2006), was a commercial success. Afterwards, he wrote EL GEZIRA (The Island) (2007), which made over EGP 20 million in theaters. His directorial debut came with 678 (2010), which he also wrote. The film won over 20 international awards and was an unexpected commercial success internationally. In 2014, he wrote the screenplay for the black and white film DÉCOR and EL GEZIRA 2, which was also a box-office hit. His feature film CLASH (2016) was Egypt's official submission for the 2017 Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film and opened the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.
AMIRA (2021) is his third feature film.

updated by Thierno Dia, on 8 Dec 2021


Mohamed Diab è uno dei giovani sceneggiatori più importanti d'Egitto. Diab viene da Ismailia, ad est de Il Cairo, dove ha frequentato l'Università e si è laureato in Economiae Commercio. Poco dopo ha fatto il grande salto, e nel 2005 ha studiato alla New York Film Academy per esplorare la sua passione per la scrittura cinematografica. Ha scrittocinque lungometraggi, fra i quali il suo debutto alla regia CAIRO 678 (2010).



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