CMENAS Virtual Viewing: You Will Die at Twenty
Date(s) - 03/08/2021 - 03/17/2021
8:00 am - 9:45 am
For instructions, please email email@example.com with the subject “Request to watch ‘You Will Die at Twenty'”
University of Michigan: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies
ONLINE – Livestream
From Monday, March 8, 2021, at 8:00 am EST, to Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 8:00 am EDT.
Directed by Amjad Abu Alala. Presented in Arabic with English subtitles. 103 minutes. Drama. NR.
About the movie:
NYTimes Critics Pick! 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.
Co-sponsor: Michigan Theatre