Yomeddine | Foreign Film

Yomeddine | Foreign Film


Film from Cannes Competition directed by A. B. Shawky nominated for Golden Camera. Winner of the Francois Chalais Prize and is the first independent Egyptian film to be nominated for the Palme d’Or.

An ‘In2 Infotainment India‘ & ‘Kahwa Entertainment’ (India) in association with Vkaao Gems release.


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. With his meagre possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wing, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with all its sorrows, its hardships and moments of grace, in his quest for a family, a place to belong, a little humanity…

Starring: Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz

Music by: Omar Fadel

Editor: Erin Greenwell

Director of Photography: Federico Cesca

Produced by: Dina Emam

Directed by: A. B. Shawky

Duration: 97 mins

Language: Arabic

Country: Egypt, USA, Austria