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Egypt to submit 'Yomeddine' for 91st Oscars

14 Sep 2018, 08:37 GMT+10

Washington DC, [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

ois 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)

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