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Drama - Completed 2018

& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • A.b SHAWKY
    • Producer(s)
    • Dina EMAM (Desert Highway Picture), Mohamed HEFZY (Film Clinic)
    • Synopsis
    • BESHAY, an Egyptian leper, lives in an aging leper colony in the middle of nowhere among a handful of unfortunates forgotten by the outside world. He has built a comfortable life for himself selling reusable garbage. After the death of wife, he decides to leave the colony for the first time since he was abandoned there as a child, and embarks on a journey across Egypt in search for his hometown to find out why his father never kept his promise to return.

      Alongside his apprentice, a Nubian orphan nicknamed OBAMA, and his donkey HARBY, they travel through the labyrinth of Egypt for the first time in their lives. Their strong sense of self and naivety are a pleasant contrast to the ills of the outside world, but they are also reminded that sometimes the world isn't as dark as one would think. When they reach their destination, Beshay and Obama’s newly formed understanding of home, family and humanity is put to the test.