15/1 | 17:00 | You Will Die at 20

Sudan, France/2019
Amjad Abu Alala


Sudan, province of Aljazira, present – 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 curse and travels away from home. Sakina, raises her son as a single mother. One day, Muzamil turns 19…

Amjad Abu Alala

Amjad Abu Alala
Yousef Ibrahim

Director of Photography
Sebastien Goepfert

Film Editing
Heba Othman

Arnaud Dommerc
Michael Henrichs
Ingrid Lill Hogtun

Production Company
Andolfi ( France )

Islam Mubarak
Mustafa Shehata
Moatasem Rashed
Mahmoud Alsarraj
Bonna Khalid

Sudan, France 2019

Amjad Abu Alala
Director's Biography
Amjad Abu Alala

Amjad Abu Alala is a Sudanese director and producer, born and currently residing in the United Arab Emirates. He studied media at the Emirates University and worked as a film and documentary director for Arab and Western channels. As a producer and director, he has made numerous short films that have been shown at film festivals, including Orange and Coffee (2004), Feathers of the Birds (2007) and Teena (2009), which is considered as marking the return of cinema in Sudan. His Studio (2012) was supervised during a workshop conducted by Abbas Kiarostami. In 2013 he won the Best Arabic Play award from the Arab Authority for Apple Pies. He currently heads the Programming Committee in the Sudan Independent Film Festival and is Sudan's representative at the Arab Film Institute.