Desert Highway Pictures
lead | "Beshay"
supporting | "Obama"
writer + director
Cannes Film Festival (2018)
Main Competition (World Premiere)
IN THE NEWS
Cannes' Thierry Fremaux on Netflix: 'The Door Is Not Shut' - Variety (Apr 12, 2018)
"What is it about "Yomeddine," the only feature debut selected for the competition this year, that you liked so much?
It's truly a cinematic film. It reminded me of a Italian neorealist film. It sheds light on the depths of Egypt. It's a unique and poetic work of art. And as many films do, it enlightens us by pondering on who we are, who are the others, what the world is like."
Cannes 2018 Director Breakdown: Meet the 18 Filmmakers Competing for the Palme d'Or - Indiewire (Apr 2018)
"[A.B.] Shawky's feature directorial debut "Yomeddine" is one of the big surprises of Cannes' competition lineup this year."
Richard Vague Production Fund
NYU Production Lab
nextPix firstPix Grant
TriBeCa Film Institute
El Gouna Film Festival
"First-time feature helmer AB Shawky is in competition right off the bat with Yomeddine, his story of a Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice who leave the confines of their colony to embark on a journey across Egypt and search for what is left of their families. It's rare that novices immediately get into the competition - Laszlo Nemes is a recent example."
Dubai: Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic Boards Abu Bakr Shawky's 'Yomeddine' I(EXCLUSIVE) - Variety (Dec 10, 2017)
El Gouna Film Festival Announces CineGouna Springboard Winners - ElGouna Film Festival (Sep 28, 2017)
Yomeddine - TriBeCa Film Institute (Apr 2017)
2015 WASSERMAN & RICHARD VAGUE PRODUCTION FUND WINNERS ANNOUNCED! - NYU Tisch (Apr 28, 2015)
The 2014 NYU PURPLE LIST - NYU Tisch (2014)