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You Will Die at Twenty

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at Online/Virtual Space

Jan 22 2021
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Feb 18 2021
You Will Die at Twenty

Sudan’s official enrty for this year’s Oscar for Best Int’l Feature Film is a visually stunning “coming-of-death” fable about a Sudanese boy who, as an infant, was prophesied to live for only two decades by the local holy man.

Sudan/France/Egypt/Germany/Norway/Qatar | 2019 | Amjad Abu Alala

Sudan’s official submission for this year’s Oscar for Best Int’l Feature Film (its first) is a visually stunning “coming-of-death” fable about a Sudanese boy who, as an infant, was prophesied to live for only two decades by the local holy man. Stigmatized by and ridiculed for this “curse” and sheltered by his over-protective mother, the child hesitates to embrace life even during the time he has. “An affecting work

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ADMISSION INFO

You Will Die at Twenty, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 1/22 thru at least 2/18 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $10, and you have 72 hours to watch it. You Will Die at Twenty is one of four official submissions for the 2021 Academy Award for Best Int’l Feature Film that we open in January courtesy of distributor Film Movement. The other three are Latvia’s Blizzard of Souls (see 1/8), Switzerland’s My Little Sister (see 1/15), and Japan’s True Mothers (coming 1/29). A pass to watch all four costs $30. 

 

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