The screening was postponed in line with the Jordanian government's new restrictions on social gatherings.
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan has postponed the screening of Sudanese film You Will Die At Twenty, which was scheduled to take place today.
In a statement, the commission said: “We are sorry to inform you that the screening of You Will Die at Twenty, scheduled for today Sunday, has to be postponed in line with the Government’s new restrictions on social gatherings.”
The film, directed by Amjad Abu Alala, is set in Sudan, province of Aljazira. It follows Muzamil who has been told by a holy man that he will die at age 20. Muzamil’s father can’t stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, overly protective. One day, Muzamil turns 19.
The film has received the Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Award for a Debut Film at the Venice International Film Festival, and the Advantage Association’s award for being the most influential African film at the Festival. The film also won the El Gouna Golden Star for Best Narrative Film during its Arab world premiere at the El Gouna Film Festival.