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Sudan's Official Submission to the Academy Awards and Winner of the Lion of the Future Award for best Debut Feature at the Venice Film Festival, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY is visually sumptuous “coming-of-death” fable. During her son’s naming ceremony, a Sheikh predicts that Sakina’s child will die at the age of 20. Haunted by this prophecy, Sakina becomes overly protective of her son Muzamil, who grows up knowing about his fate. As Muzamil escapes Sakina’s ever-watchful eye, he encounters friends, ideas and challenges that make him question his destiny. Sudan’s first Oscar submission, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY is an auspicious debut and a moving meditation on what it means to live in the present.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    102 min
  • Language
    Arabic with English subtitles
  • Country
    Sudan
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Amjad Abu Alala
  • Screenwriter
    Yousef Ibrahim, Amjad Abu Alala
  • Producer
    Arnaud Dommerc, Hossam Elouan, Ingrid Lill Høgtun, and Michael Henrichs
  • Co-Producer
    Amjad Abu Alala, Mohammed Alomda, Linda Bolstad Strønen, Marie Fuglestein Lægreid and Mohamed Hefzy
  • Cast
    Mustafa Shehata, Islam Mubarak, Mahmoud Elsaraj, Bunna Khalid
  • Cinematographer
    Sébastien Goepfert
  • Editor
    Heba Othman
  • Sound Design
    Rana Eid
  • Music
    Amine Bouhafa