Yomeddine

Abu Bakr Shawky

Egypt 2018, 97 min.

Fiction

Spoken language: Arabic

Subtitles: Dutch

Dutch premiere

Heartwarming road movie about the adventurous journey of former leper Beshay. After the death of his wife he bravely decides to leave the leper community where he was abandoned as a child, to find his family. Along with Obama, the young orphan he has taken under his wing, and his beloved donkey, he embarks on a journey across Egypt.

Synopsis

As a young child Beshay’s father abandoned him in a leper colony in the middle of the Egyptian dessert.  After the death of his wife, Beshay bravely decides to leave the community  in search of his family. Along with Obama, the young orphan he has taken under his wing, and his beloved donkey, he embarks on an adventurous journey across Egypt. The trip is not an easy one: the donkey is exhausted and Beshay’s scarred appearance seems to scare people. Nevertheless Beshay and Obama stay positive: they help each other through struggles and discover that they can overcome obstacles by staying hopeful, proud and trusting. Kind road movie about the friendship between two outcasts, looking for family and a place to belong. This feature debut by Egyptian Austrian director regisseur A.B. Shawky was the only debut in the competition at Cannes 2018.

Official website: http://septemberfilm.nl/films/805-Yomeddine

Credits

Productions:

Desert Highway Pictures

Dutch distribution:

September Film Distribution

info@septemberfilm.nl

+31205357550

www.septemberfilm.nl

World sales:

Wild Bunch

festival@wildbunch.eu, acquisitions@wildbunch.eu

+33 143132164

www.wildbunch.biz

When & where?

Talkshows & debates

Yomeddine: Q&A with director Abu Bakr Shawky and Liesbeth Mieras from the Leprosy Foundation

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 16:15

Journalist Alwin Helmink speaks with director Abu Bakr Shawky and doctor Liesbeth Mieras about the film.

Yomeddine: Q&A with director Abu Bakr Shawky

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 20:45

Evanne Nowak will speak with director Abu Bakr Shawky about the making of his film debut Yomeddine.