MAD Crew Celebrity Mohamed Diab
MAD Crew Celebrity Mohamed Diab
MAD Crew Celebrity Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab

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Mohamed Diab is a prominent Egyptian filmmaker and screenwriter and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (AMPAS) who achieved with his works both international acclaim and commercial success in the Arab world.

Aside from directing, Diab wrote some of Egypt's most famous box office hits, including THE ISLAND (2007) and its sequel THE ISLAND II (2014), Ahmed Helmy's 1,000 CONGRATULATIONS (2009), THE REPLACEMENT (2009), in addition to TV series TAYEA (2018).

In 2010, Diab made his directorial debut with CAIRO 678, which followed a trio of female vigilantes who fight sexual harassment on the streets of Cairo. The film, which is also written by Diab, won multiple awards from the Chicago, Montpellier, and Dubai festivals. Renowned Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho also tweeted about the film, saying that it "should be mandatory for all men to watch."

Diab followed up with the Cannes Un Certain Regard opener CLASH (2016) — an action-packed political thriller shot entirely from within the confines of a police truck — which was praised by Tom Hanks, who urged people to see it because “it will break your heart but enlighten all."

The film, which is directed by Diab and written by him and Khaled Diab, was also Egypt’s official submission to the 2017 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film after winning four awards at the Carthage Film Festival.

In 2017, he served as a jury member for the Un Certain Regard section in the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

His film, AMIRA (2021) — a pan-Arab production shot in Jordan-had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and reaped three awards. It also received a Special Mention at the 32nd Carthage Film Festival (JCC) in Tunisia.

Also — becoming the first Arab director to achieve this milestone — Diab recently directed and executive produced the Disney+ and Marvel Studios series MOON KNIGHT (2022) starring Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke, becoming the most trending topic on social media in Egypt and abroad. Moreover, it was described by the international press as a work that “pushes for authenticity and avoids the orientalist look”.

Mohamed Diab Egyptian filmmaker and screenwriter
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Filmography
As A Director
  • 2021 Amira
  • 2016 Clash
  • 2010 Cairo 678
As A Screenwriter
  • 2021 Amira
  • 2018 Induced Labor
  • 2016 Clash
  • 2014 The Island II
  • 2014 Décor
  • 2010 Cairo 678
  • 2009 1000 Congratulations
  • 2009 The Replacement
  • 2007 The Island
Tv Series
As A Director
  • 2022 Moon Knight (Marvel Series)
As A Screenwriter
  • 2018 Renegades
  • 2018 Tayea
  • 2014 Footsteps of the devil (Season 2)
  • 2013 Footsteps of the devil (Season 1)
  • 2007 Real Dreams
Awards & Honors
  • 2021 Special Mention for AMIRA at Carthage Film Festival
  • 2021 Amnesty International Human Rights Award for AMIRA at Rome MedFilm Festival
  • 2021 Lanterna Magica Award for AMIRA at Venice Film Festival
  • 2016 Best Director award for CLASH at Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema
  • 2016 Audience Award for CLASH at Kerala International Film Festival
  • 2016 Tanit d'Argent (Best Feature Film) for CLASH at Carthage Film Festival
  • 2011 Silver Hugo (Best Feature Film) for CAIRO 678 at Chicago International Film Festival
  • 2011 Audience Award for CAIRO 678 at Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival