You Will Die at Twenty:

Virtual Cinema 2021 Oscar Preview

Museum Films is partnering with Film Movement to help you get a head start on awards season with the International Oscar Entry virtual film series! Each Friday in January, OKCMOA’s virtual cinema will premiere a new official submission for the 2021 Best International Feature Oscar.

Discounted all-access passes are available now! Watch all four films (Blizzard of Souls, My Little Sister, You Will Die at Twenty and True Mothers) in Film Movement’s International Oscar Entry virtual series for the price of three. Click here for information about purchasing an all-access pass.

Beginning January 22, we’re pleased to share Sudan’s first-ever official submission for the 2021 Best International Feature Oscar, You Will Die at Twenty, a vibrant coming-of-age drama that won the Best Debut Feature prize at the Venice Film Festival. 

One $10 ticket is good for a 3-day pass to see You Will Die at Twenty. 50% of each sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Passes available January 22. 

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“When searching for a blessing on the day of her firstborn child’s naming ceremony, Sakina (Islam Mubark) is instead given a curse. A travelling sheik prophecies that her son, Muzamil (played first by Moatasem Rashid then as a teen by Mustafa Shehata), would die at the age of 20. In what is now a coming-of-death tale, a devastated Sakina is sentenced to mourn her son while he lives — an endeavour her husband could not stand to bear. Growing up under the constant loom of death, Muzamil becomes increasingly curious about what it means to live beyond his mother’s confines. Encouraged by local elders, the overprotective Sakina relents and allows her son to study the Quran with the other children his age. And in this newly found freedom, Muzamil finds friends, enemies, love, and tempters, though what he truly seeks is a sense of the present and a chance at the future.

Sudan’s first official Academy Awards submission, You Will Die at Twenty is a daring first feature from Sudanese director Amjad Abu Alala, offering a new look at the passage of time, thick with anticipatory loss and wayward longing. When Muzamil’s life and dreams begin to blur — haunted by both fate and faith — he is forced to choose for himself what it means to be alive… even as death rounds the corner.” -TIFF


Director Amjad Abu Alala | 2019 | In Arabic with English Subtitles | 103 minutes | NR