Egypt’s Oscar Entry ‘Yomeddine’ Bought by Strand for North America (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 9/18/2018 | Dave McNary
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Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights for A.B. Shawky’s road comedy “Yomeddine” from CAA and Wild Bunch.

“Yomeddine” has been announced as the official Egyptian entry for foreign language film at the Academy Awards. The deal was done between Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing, Eva Diederix of Wild Bunch, and CAA Media Finance.

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The film had its world premiere in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It centers on Rady Gamal, who portrays a man cured of leprosy who travels across Egypt to search for long lost relatives. Ahmed Abdelhafiz plays an orphaned adolescent who joins him. The film won the Francois Chalais Prize in Cannes, which is dedicated to...
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