Feature Narrative Competition | 97 min | 2018


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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.


Film Info

Section Feature Narrative Competition
Year 2018
Length 97 min
Language Arabic
Country Egypt, Austria, Usa
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Abu Bakr Shawky
Screenplay A.B. Shawky
Cinematography Federico Cesca
Music Omar Fadel
Editing Erin Greenwell
Producer Dina Emam , Mohamed Hefzy , Mohamed Sakr 
Production Company Desert Highway Pictures, Film Clinic
Sound Design
Sound Sherif Zein
Cast Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz, Osama Abdallah, Sayed Batawi, Adel Bomba, Mohamed Abdelazim, Shehab Ibrahim, Yasser Ayouti, Galal El Ashry

Film Contacts

Directed by: Abu Bakr Shawky

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.