Feature Narrative Competition | 103 min | 2019


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About the Film


In a Sudanese village, Muzamel is born readily cursed by a Dervish prophecy, stating that he will die at the age of 20. Muzamel grows up amongst looks of sympathy that make him feel dead before his time, until Suliman—a cinematographer who was working in the city—returns to the village. Suliman’s old cinema projector offers Muzamel a window overlooking a whole new world. When his 20th birthday arrives, he is faced with a choice between accepting impending death and a bus to the world he is eager to experience.

Film Info

Section Feature Narrative Competition
Year 2019
Length 103 min
Language Arabic with subtitles in English
Country Sudan, Egypt, France, Germany, Norway
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Amjad Abu Alala
Screenplay Yousef Ibrahim, Amjad Abu Alala
Cinematography Sébastien Goepfert
Music Amine Bouhafa
Editing Heba Othman
Producer Arnaud Dommerc, Hossam Elouan, Ingrid Lill Høgtun, Michael Henrichs
Production Company Andolfi, Transit Films, DUOfilm, Die Gesellschaft DGS
Sound Design
Sound Rana Eid, Rawad Hobeika, Florent Lavallée
Cast Mustafa Shehata,Talal Afifi, Islam Mubarak, Mahmoud Elsaraj, Bunna Khaled, Amal Mustafa, Moatasem Rashid, Asjad Mohamed

Film Contacts

Directed by: Amjad Abu Alala