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ستموت في العشرين / YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY

Drama / Coming of age | SUDAN / FRANCE / EGYPT / GERMANY / NORWAY / QATAR | 2019 | 105 MIN. 
BY AMJAD ABU ALALA

Sudan, province of Aljazira, nowadays - When Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the holy man of the village predicts that he will die when he is 20 years old. Muzamil’s father cannot stand the doom and leaves home. His mother Sakina raises him a god-fearing boy, hoping that his morally impeccable life will change this prophecy. Muzamil obeys, but the closer his twentieth birthday approaches the greater the doubts and temptations become. 
 
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Cast Mustafa Shehata, Islam Mubarak, Mahmoud Elsaraj, Bunna Khalid, Talal Afifi, Amal Mustafa, Moatasem Rashid, Asjad Mohamed
 
Director Amjad Abu Alala
Script Amjad Abu Alala, Yousef Ibrahim
Cinematography Sébastien Goepfert
Editing Heba Othman
Sound mixing Rawad Hobeika
Sound design Rana Eid
Re-recording mix Florent Lavallée
Colorist Brice Pancot

Music Amine Bouhafa

 
Produced by ANDOLFI (GERMANY), TRANSIT FILMS (EGYPT)DIE GESELLSCHAFT DGS (GERMANY)DUOFILM (NORWAY)
Co-produced by STATION FILMS (SUDAN), FILM CLINIC (EGYPT)
CANAL+ International, SUNNYLAND FILMS as a member of ART group, THE CELL POST PRODUCTION
Supported by Aide aux Cinemas du monde, CNC, Institut Français; Doha Film Institute; Sørfond+ Creative Europe Media; ARRI International Support Program; Berlinale World Cinema Fund; Film- und Medienstiftung NRW; Sudan Film Factory; AFAC Arab Fund for Arts and Culture
International sales PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL
 
Producers Arnaud Dommerc, Hossam Elouan, Ingrid Lill Høgtun, Michael Henrichs
Co-producers Amjad Abu Alala, Mohammed Alomda, Linda Bolstad Strønen, Marie Fuglestein Lægreid, Mohamed Hefzy

 

YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY was Sudanss first ever submission to the 93st Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film.

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selected festivals

        

 
 
Awards
Venice Film Festival LION OF THE FUTURE “LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM
El Gouna Film Festival BEST FILM
Guanajuato IFF SPECIAL JURY MENTION
Odesa IFF SPECIAL JURY MENTION FOR BEST SOUNDTRACK
Malmö Arab FF BEST DIRECTOR
Festival International du Film de Fribourg GRAND PRIX
 
Festivals 2020
International Film Festival Rotterdam - Voices 
Palm Springs IFF
Int. Film& Music Festival Kustendorf
Arthouse Asia FF Kolkata
Goteborg IFF
Africa Alive Festival
Bengaluru IFF
New African AFI Film Festival
Vilnius IFF
Febiofest
Festival du Film de Mons
 
Festivals 2019
Venice Film Festival - Venice Days
Toronto Film Festival - Contemporary World Cinema
El Gouna Film Festival
Hamburg film festival
Tubingen Arab Festival
Busan Film Festival
Film Festival Cologne
MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festiva - International Competition
JCC Journée Cinematographiques Carthage
Thessaloniki Film Festival - Open Horizons
Films From South Festival in Oslo
Black Nights Film Festival / Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival (PÖFF) - Arab Films Focus
50th International Film Festival of India, Goa - World Cinema
Around the World in 14 Films, Berlin
Kerala IFF
Muestra Cine Africano
Afrykamera
Around the World in 14 Films Festivals