COMP CLOSED | Movie Giveaway | Goodbye Julia

Goodbye Julia

Goodbye Julia

We are pleased to be giving away three double passes to the new movie ‘Goodbye Julia’ to our GrownUps members. We also have five ‘Buy one ticket, get one ticket FREE’ vouchers up for grabs.

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About Goodbye Julia

Across the divides of rich & poor, Muslim & Christian, north & south, light-skinned & dark, Mona and Julia become friends.

Just before the secession of South Sudan, a married former singer, Mona from the north, seeks redemption for causing the death of a southern man by hiring his oblivious wife, Julia as her maid. The two women forge an unusual relationship across devastating divides in this engrossing Sudanese drama.

Wracked by guilt after covering up the murder, Mona tries to make amends. Unable to confess her transgressions 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 put her face to face with her sins.

A prizewinner in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section, Mohamed Kordofani’s well-performed deep cut into Sudan’s recent history unfolds like a morality thriller. Telling the story of a fraught friendship between two very different women, Kordofani’s intelligent, compassionate scripting ensures that the political never overwhelms the personal. Yet it also illuminates just how well the fault lines that divide a nation can map onto the rifts within a human heart divided against itself. – Variety Magazine

Manages to strike a perfect balance between an intelligent political and cultural backdrop and a thrilling and highly intimate plot. – Cineuropa

A gut-wrenching and emotionally rewarding tale of religious persecution compounded by entrenched racism… With the help of an excellent cast, Kordofani proves that it is possible to bear witness to history in a place rarely depicted on screen while framing repercussions as an ever-evolving game of high-stakes emotional chess. – Screen Daily

Kordofani’s fine direction balances the film’s multiple modes: It’s a drama, with shades of a thriller and a sense of its own politics. – Hollywood Reporter

GOODBYE JULIA in Cinemas from March 14, 2024.



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    2. Competition closes on the 6th March 2024, winners will be notified via email by 7th March 2024.
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