|January 14, 2019||3:30 PM||Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center)|
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.
|Running Time:||97 minutes|
|Language:||in Arabic with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)|
|Principal Cast:||Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz|
|Primary Company:||Strand Releasing|
guests in attendance
Director A.B. Shawky