Egypt to submit 'Yomeddine' for 91st Oscars

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 04:43 hrs

[USA] Sep 14 (ANI): Egypt has officially chosen 'Yomeddine' to be submitted at the 91st Oscars under the 'foreign language film' category.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, directed Abu Bakr Shawky, the film is about a Coptic leper and his orphaned apprentice, who leave the leper colony for the first time and go on a journey across Egypt to search their families.

Penned by Shawky and produced by Desert Hig hway Pictures and Film Clinic, the film premiered in official selection at Cannes earlier this year, where it won the Fran├žois Chalais Award.

This is the second time Egypt has entered the foreign language film category of Oscars, the first time being in 1958, the film could not earn a nomination or a statuette. (ANI)