2018 Oscar® Selection, Egypt

Beshay (Rady Gamal) — 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 meager possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama (Ahmed Abdelhafiz), 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 and a little humanity. Winner, François Chalais Award, 2018 Cannes Film Festival; Official Selection, 2018 London, Mill Valley and Philadelphia film festivals. (Note adapted from Strand Releasing.) DIR/SCR A.B. Shawky; PROD Dina Emam. Egypt/U.S./Austria, 2018, color, 97 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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97 Minutes


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