Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o is moving into an govt producer position to help Sudan’s second-ever Academy Award worldwide characteristic movie submission, “Goodbye Julia.”
The well timed movie, directed by Sudanese filmmaker Mohamed Kordofani, takes place simply earlier than the 2011 secession of South Sudan and gained the Un Sure Regard part’s Prix de Liberté (Freedom Prize) at Cannes.
“‘Goodbye Julia’ is a strong illustration of the battle occurring in Sudan proper now, which impacts hundreds of thousands of lives throughout Jap Africa,” Nyong’o mentioned in a press release. “Mohamed Kordofani and the filmmakers current the problems in a fantastic, deeply private means. I’m honored to lend my voice to assist convey this movie’s message to the world.”
Nyong’o, who performed performed Nakia in Marvel’s “Black Panther” franchise, will subsequent be seen starring in Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” horror franchise spinoff “A Quiet Place: Day One,” written and directed by Michael Sarnoski.
In her Selection evaluate of “Goodbye Julia,” critic Jessica Kiang praised the movie for being far more than “a primer for the category, ethnic and non secular unrest that besets the troubled state” of Sudan, noting that “what really transpires is much extra partaking, within the vein of Asghar Farhadi, whereby a good, high-concept ethical core unravels into strands of widening, deepening social consequence.”
“Goodbye Julia” is produced by Amjad Abu Alala, director of “You Will Die at Twenty,” which gained Venice Movie Pageant’s Lion of the Future award for greatest first characteristic in 2019.
The 2 central roles are performed by Eiman Yousif and Sudanese supermodel Siran Riak, making her big-screen performing debut. The solid additionally contains Nazar Goma and U.S.-based South Sudanese actor Ger Duany, who is understood for his performances in “The Nile Hilton Incident” and “The Good Lie.”
CAA and Cairo-based Ambient Mild are dealing with gross sales of “Goodbye Julia” within the U.S. and Canada.