Beshay - a man cured of leprosy - has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots.
Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz
Desert Highway Pictures, Film-Clinic
Festivals / Awards
2018: Cannes Film Festival, François Chalais Award, Nominee, Golden Camera, Nominee, Palme d'Or, Nominee, France
2018: São Paulo International Film Festival, Best Film, Nominee, Brazil
2018: Valladolid International Film Festival, Audience Award, Winner, Spain
2018: Philadelphia Film Festival, Student Choice Award, Winner, USA
2018: Heartland International Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Contender, Winner, USA
2019: Palm Springs International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize, Best Foreign Language Film, Nominee, USA
DOP / Camera
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 film.