YOMEDDINE

21.9. Saturday

15:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

Price: 7 Euro / 5 Euro (reduced)

R: Abu Bakr Shawky;

Ägypten 2018;

OF arab. m. engl. UT; DCP; 97 min.

Despite now being cured, Beshay’s face and hands still bear the marks of the leprosy he suffered from as a child. This means he is stigmatised as a “leper” in Egypt and the reason he has spent the past three decades living in a remote leper colony. But when his wife dies, he decides to find out where he actually comes from. He and the orphan boy Obama go in search of their roots – an adventure full of challenges for the two outcasts to overcome.
“A. B. Shawky’s debut feature YOMEDDINE is wonderfully captivating as it looks impartially, intimately, even naively at times, into the faces of its two magnificent protagonists who found themselves in front of a camera for the very first time.” (kino-zeit.de). It won the François Chalais Prize at Cannes, as well as the main prizes at various Arab festivals, and it was submitted by Egypt as its entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.