Thu.27.AprTurbine Hall

#AFF23 . The Letter Reader / You Will Die at Twenty

Africa Film Festival Ghent 2023

THE LETTER READER by Sibusiso Khuzwayo (South Africa, 2019)

Cast: Bahle Mashinini, Nomalanga Shabane, Andile Cumbi, Nokuthula Mazibuko, Muzi Vilakazi

Spoken : Zulu / Subtitled : English

Siyabonga, a city boy, spends his holidays with his grandmother in the countryside. He is bored until his grandmother makes him read letters to the illiterate villagers. Siyabonga enjoys the smile he puts on people's faces. But one day he has to read a letter with bad news to Nobuhle. Siyabonga thinks she deserves better...

YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY by Amjad Abu Alala (Sudan, 2019)

Cast: Mustafa Shehata, Islam Mubarak, Mahmoud Elsaraj, Bunna Khalid, Talaf Afifi
Spoken: Arabic / Subtitled: Dutch

Young Muzamil has to live with the prophecy that he will die when he is twenty. His father has fled the grief in advance, his mother, who is already grieving, shields him from the big world. Muzamil finds his place between the Quran school, the advances of a girl and the film images that an old cameraman who has returned to the village shows him. But above all he is looking for the meaning of life and a chance for a future.
A fable about the compulsion of tradition and the lure of freedom, as a metaphor for present-day Sudan.

Africa Film Festival Ghent is an initiative of the Africa Platform of the Ghent University Association in collaboration with De Centrale, Senegal Bantamba, KoumaLink, S-EAU-S SAHEL, HOURRA!!! Burkina Faso and Africa Film Festival Leuven.


thursday 27 april 2023

doors 7:30 pm
starts 8:00 pm

  • Short film . The Letter Reader (30 min)
  • Feature film . You Will Die at Twenty (1h 41 min)

presale . €7
presale w/UiTPAS, -18y. & groups . €4
box office . €10
opportunity rate . €2

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