About the Film
Beshay, an Egyptian cured of leprosy, decides to leave the leper colony and embarks on a journey with his apprentice Obama, to find out why his father never kept his promise to return.
Yomeddine was selected for the Official Competition at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the François Chalais Prize.
A.B. Shawky is an Egyptian-Austrian filmmaker born in Cairo in 1985. His short films “THE COLONY”, “THINGS I HEARD ON WEDNESDAYS” and “MARTYR FRIDAY” have screened at festivals around the world. He studied Political Science and Filmmaking in Cairo, and is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts Grad Film Program. YOMEDDINE is his first feature.