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A woman in a silk pink robe watches a young Sudanese woman with a smile.

Goodbye Julia

  Mohamed Kordofani

  Sudan     121 minutes


Haunted by guilt over her role in the death of a Southern man and his young son, a former singer from the North of Sudan seeks redemption by hiring the dead man’s widow as her maid — all while concealing her true identity. Their intricate connection develops amidst the turmoil of Sudan’s final days as a unified country, against a backdrop of violence and systemic racism. In this gripping feature debut — Sudan’s first feature film to be officially showcased at the Cannes Film Festival — director Mohamed Kordofani offers viewers a haunting and deeply layered exploration of guilt, redemption, and the enduring power of human bonds.

 Arabic with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Thu, Oct 12 @ 5:15pm CDT

at AMC NEWCITY, Screen 4

In-Person Screening

Sat, Oct 14 @ 12:30pm CDT

at Siskel Center, Screen 2


Film Credits

  •   Amjad Abu Elalala, Mohamed Le Omda, Ali Alarabi
  •   Mohamed Kordofani
  •   Eiman Yousif, Siran Riak, Nazar Goma, Ger Duany
  •   Station Films, Ambient Light


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