30.09. - 09.10.2021

Yomeddine Egypt, USA, Austria 2018 | 97 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

A.B. Shawky

A.B. SHAWKY has both Egyptian and Austrian roots and studied direction at the Cairo Film School. Yomeddine is his debut feature and was the first Egyptian production to be shown in competition at Cannes.

rated for 0 + years
On a donkey cart through Egypt.  A warm-hearted road movie about an old man and a boy and an enchanting homage to life. 
Beshay has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. When his wife dies, the long cured, but severely disfigured man hitches up his donkey and sets out to find the roots of his family. Beshay is accompanied by Obama, an orphaned boy, whom he has taken under his wing. The pair traverse the country and together face down the perturbed stares – in the search for Beshay's homeland and a modicum of humanity.
Original title: Yomeddine
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: A.B. Shawky
Screenplay: A.B. Shawky
Cast: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz
Producer: Dina Emam
Director of Photography: Federico Cesca
Music: Omar Fadel
Production Design: Laura Moss
Editor: Erin Greenwell
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource: Wild Bunch
German Distributor:
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Production: Desert Highway Pictures; Film Clinic
Contact: Esther Devos, Wild Bunch:


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