You Will Die At 20

Sudan / France / Egypt / 2019 / 105

Director: Amjad Abu Alala

Writer:Amjad Abu Alala; Yousef Ibrahim

Cinematography: Sébastien Goepfert

Music: Amine Bouhafa

Cast: Mustafa Shehata; Islam Mubarak; Mahmoud Elsaraj; Bunna Khalid; Talal Afifi; Amal Mustafa; Moatasem Rashid

Producers: Arnaud Dommerc, Hossam Elouan, Ingrid Lill Høgtun, Michael Henrichs

 

Synopsis

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
travels away from home. Sakina, as a single mother, raises her son with over protection. One day, Muzamil turns 19…

 

Amjad Abu Alala

Amjad Abu Alala

director

Amjad is a Sudanese Director and Producer, born and currently residing in the UAE. He studied media at the Emirates University and worked as a films and documentaries director with various media institutions for Arab and Western channels. He made many short films that screened on different film festivals, “Tina” , “Coffee and Oranges”, “Birds Feathers” and “Studio” In 2012 that supervised by Abbas Kiarostami, in 2013 he received the Best Arabic Theater Script award from the Arab Authority for Theater for “Apple Pies”. He Produced a Film Narrative Lab with Doha Film Institute that made 5 short films, now he work as Head of Programming Committee on Sudan Independent Film Festival.

AWARDS

LION OF THE FUTURE “LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM

Venice Film Festival