You Will Die at Twenty

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    103 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar
  • Languages
    Arabic

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Winner of the Lion of the Future Award for best Debut Feature at the Venice Film Festival, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY - Sudan's Official Submission to the Academy Awards - 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.
DIRECTED BY:
Amjad Abu Alala
WRITTEN BY:
Amjad Abu Alala, Yousef Ibrahim
CAST INCLUDES:
Islam Mubarak, Mustafa Shehata, Moatasem Rashed

SYNOPSIS

Shortly after Muzamil was born, the village’s holy man predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil’s father can’t stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, overly protective. One day, Muzamil turns 19.

You Will Die at Twenty

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    103 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway, Qatar
  • Languages
    Arabic
DIRECTED BY
Amjad Abu Alala
WRITTEN BY
Amjad Abu Alala, Yousef Ibrahim
CAST INCLUDES
Islam Mubarak, Mustafa Shehata, Moatasem Rashed
Winner of the Lion of the Future Award for best Debut Feature at the Venice Film Festival, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY - Sudan's Official Submission to the Academy Awards - 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.

Shortly after Muzamil was born, the village’s holy man predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil’s father can’t stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, overly protective. One day, Muzamil turns 19.