Abu Baky Shawky‘s road-long feature film, ‘Yomeddine’ will be screening at this year’s edition of the BFI London Film Festival.
The BFI London Film Festival is an annual film festival by the British Film Institute to showcase amazing film talents from around the world.
This year’s festival is scheduled to run from October 10 to October 21 and it will see to the screening of features, documentaries and short films of diverse genres. “Yomeddine” is one of the selected films to screen at this year’s festival. The film is directed by Egyptian filmmaker, Abu Baky Shawky.
“Yomeddine,” which translates to ‘Judgement Day’ is based on friendship and family. The story follows the life of a cured leper who finally decides to go in search of his family after being abandoned at the leper colony as a child. His young orphan friend ‘Obama’ embarks on this journey with him.
In search of a family, the two friends journey South with nothing else but hope of acceptance. The road-long movie is wrapped with flashbacks, deep moments of connection, beautiful music and a thrill of emotions.
Following its premiere at the just concluded 2018 Cannes Film Festival, the film clinched the ‘Francois Chalais prize’ and has also been selected for screening and awards at other film festivals around the world. This includes its selection as Egyptian’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Filmat the 91st Academy Awards. Also, its nomination for Best Feature Narrative at El Guona Film Festival.
Yomeddine will have its first Egyptian release at Scape Cinema, Minya on September 23, after which it will show across other Egyptian cinemasfrom September 26.