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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Goodbye Julia (وداعا جوليا)

Mohamed Kordofani

Sudan, Egypt, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Sweden

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Director's Biography

Mohamed Kordofani is a Sudanese filmmaker. His short film Nyerkuk (2016) won the Black Elephant Award for Best Sudanese Film, the NAAS Award for Best Arab Film at the Carthage Film Festival, the Jury Award at the Oran International Arab Film Festival, and the Arnone-Belavite Pellegrini Award at the African, Asian, and South American Film Festival in Milan. His second short, Kejers Prison (2019), was screened during the Sudanese revolution at the sit-in square in front of thousands of protesters, and his documentary A Tour in Love Republic (2020) was the first pro-revolution film to be broadcast on Sudan's national television channel. Goodbye Julia (2023),  his first feature-length film, won the Freedom Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the Festival de Cannes.

Arabic, English
Screenings :
Satur 25 / 15h30 / Cinéma Le Colisée
Thurs 30 / 21h00 / Cinéma Le Colisée
Satur 25 / 15h30 / Cinéma Le Colisée
Thurs 30 / 21h00 / Cinéma Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona — a retired northern Sudanese  singer — tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow Julia and her son into her home. Unable to confess her transgression to Julia, Mona decides to leave the past behind and adjust to a new status quo, unaware that the country’s turmoil may find its way into her home and bring her face to face with her sins.

Director Mohamed Kordofani
Producer Amjad Abu Alala
Screenwriter Mohamed Kordofani
Cinematographer Pierre de Villiers
Production Designer Issa Kandil
Editor Heba Othman
Sound Rana Eid
Music Mazin Hamid
Colour Colour
Eiman Yousif, Siran Riak, Nazar Gomaa, Ger Duany, Stephanos James Peter
Production Company Station Films, Red Star Films, Die Gesellschaft DGS, Klozium Studios, Dolce Vita Films, CineWaves Films, Ambient Light, CULT, RiverFlower
International Sales Company MAD Solutions
Distributor MAD Solutions


Sudan, Egypt, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Sweden






Arabic, English