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Yomeddine (2019)

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Beshay -- 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, 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, a little humanity....

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Yomeddine is carried along by strong performances from its central pair of actors, whose affection for each other permeates throughout a narrative of both tragedy and triumph.

September 19, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

As Gamal, himself raised in a leper colony, knowingly navigates the uncomfortable glares he encounters along the way, "Yomeddine" (Arabic for "judgment day") takes an affecting path toward belonging and acceptance.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

It's the weathered Gamal who walks away with the movie, his insouciance and soulfulness immediately registering as beauty.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Sweet but slight.

July 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Feels more like a game of cards with a stacked deck than a story that demanded to be told.

May 12, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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A.B. Shawky's directorial debut is loveable yet plodding and not always sure-footed.

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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