'Yomeddine': Film Review | Cannes 2018

'Yomeddine': Film Review | Cannes 2018
“A former leper and an orphan set out on a donkey…” might sound like the start of a familiar joke, but it’s also what happens early on in the Egyptian debut feature Yomeddine, which is indeed largely familiar. Recalling about a thousand other titles, with the Lynch films The Elephant Man and The Straight Story definitely near the top of the list, this is a picaresque road movie about two mismatched characters, with rookie director A.B. Shawky offering a motley and not entirely smooth cocktail of drama and melodrama, a dash of social critique and insight, some chuckles and ...
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