You Will Die at 20
Amjad Abu Alala, Sudan/France/Egypt/Germany 2019, 105 minutes
Rating: M Sex scenes
When a couple bring their son to a Sufi naming ceremony in the desert, a dervish signals a tragic fate for the baby boy.
Beautifully composed and boasting the kind of sensitivity to light sources and color tonalities usually ascribed to top photographers, the film lovingly depicts the remote east-central region of Sudan as a quasi-magical place of sand, sky and the colors of the Nile… a touching, nonjudgmental depiction of people circumscribed by superstition.
– Jay Weissberg, Variety.
Thanks to Institut Français