Remember the Egyptian film directed by Abu Bakr Shawki that participated in the Cannes Film Festival 2018, and actually won the François Chalais award? Well, Yomeddine is going international again!

On the 27th of September, Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will start and ‘Yomeddine’ has been selected to be screened during the festival. VIFF ends on the 12th of October, and it hasn’t been announced which day exactly the movie will be screened, but we’re thrilled anyways!

The movie is written and director by the talented Abu Bakr Shawki, and is produced by Desert Highway Pictures in collaboration with Mohamed Hefzy, the founder of Film Clinic.

If you haven’t watched the movie yet, it is about a guy who is diagnosed with a disease called Leprosy, and even though he’s cured from it, he will always be living with a part of it. After his wife dies, he decides to go on a trip to discover his roots in Egypt, to find later a young boy called Obama. Together, they seek to find life’s real meaning.

This movie is a masterpiece, and it surely deserves to be part of this upcoming festival and many more.

By Sara Mosharef