Fiction, director: A. B. Shawky, EG 2018, 97 min., Arab. with en. ST
Beshay hit rock bottom after the death of his wife. Alone and self-dependent, he decides to finally search for his family. He loads his meager possessions on a donkey-drawn cart and leaves the leper colony where he had lived since childhood. Even though Beshay has long since been cured, he is disfigured by scars. The shrewd Nubian orphan Obama joins him and together they start a journey into the unknown. They withstand all difficulties in the search for their roots and a new home. This road movie, shot with impressive non-professional actors, premiered in competition at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.