You Will Die at Twenty
CAST: Islam Mubarak, Mustafa Shehata, Moatasem Rashed DIRECTOR: Amjad Abu Alala, Yousef Ibrahim VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | OSCAR CONTENDERS AROUND THE WORLD | OPENS 1/22
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.
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You Will Die at 20 is not only a reflection on the mandate of superstitions, but a call to rethink not the fear of dying, but the one that does not let us live.Brenda Medel, Cine Premiere
[Alala] sharpens this fable-like coming-of-death tale into a moving commentary on unwavering compliance; a clear portrait of Sudan during its 30 years of authoritarian leadership.Sarah Ward, Screen International