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2019 - FEATURE FICTION - SD - FR - EG - DE - NO - QA - 105 MIN

When Muzamil was born, a prophecy by the holy man of the village predicted that he will die when he is 20 years old. Muzamil’s father cannot stand the doom and travels away from home, leaving his mother, Sakina, to raise him alone. One day, Muzamil turns 19…

You Will Die at 20 is the debut feature of Amjad Abu Alala, a coming of age tale that made waves this year in the industry as the first ever Sudanese film to be submitted to the Academy Awards. It was selected as a New York Times Critics Pick and has so far had limited screening in the UK due to the pandemic – don’t miss this daring, visually captivating film on the big screen.

On Sunday 11 July at 3pm, Amjad Abu Alala will be joining the festival in an online panel discussion exploring Sudanese cinema. Register here.

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