Friday, May 31 - Thursday, June 6, 2019

Beshay – a man cured of leprosy – has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood, until the death of his wife, when 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, and a little humanity…

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival

  • Country Egypt
  • Language In Arabic with English subtitles.
  • Running Time 97 minutes
  • Distributor Strand Releasing
  • Director A.B. Shawky
  • Writer A.B. Shawky
  • Cinematographer Federico Cesca
  • Cast Rady Gamal, Ahmed Abdelhafiz

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