• Yomeddine

    Directed by A.B. Shawky
    Egypt/USA/Austria | 97 minutes | FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

A cured leper living in one of Egypt’s last remaining leper colonies decides to leave the only home he has ever known and takes off across the Egyptian desert to look for the family he once had. With wonderful performances by non-actors, this debut film is a beautiful, gentle and touching story about family, our search for belonging, and the wonderful connections we make along the way.

Schedule

January 14, 2019 3:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Grieving his recently deceased wife, Beshay — a cured leper living in one of Egypt’s last remaining leper colonies — decides to leave the only home he has ever known and takes off with his donkey and his cart on a journey across the Egyptian desert to look for the family he once had. Joined by his 10-year-old, orphaned and spirited sidekick Obama, they embark on a journey that takes them from village to village, meeting memorable characters along the way and leaving behind a trail of magical moments and humanity. Uplifting, compassionate, and with wonderful performances by non-actors (including the lead played by Rady Gamal), A.B. Shawky’s first feature film is a beautiful, gentle and touching buddy road movie about family, our search for belonging, and the wonderful connections we make along the way.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Award.

film details

Country: Egypt/USA/Austria
Year: 2018
Running Time: 97 minutes
Language: in Arabic with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: A.B. Shawky
Producers: Dina Emam
Principal Cast: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz
Primary Company: Strand Releasing
Cinematographers: Federico Cesca
Editor: Erin Greenwell
Music: Omar Fadel
Screenwriter: A.B. Shawky

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Director A.B. Shawky

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