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Goodbye Julia

Goodbye Julia

Original name: Wadaean Julia
English name: Goodbye Julia
Year: 2023
Run time: 120 mins
Language: Arabic
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Sudan, Egypt, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Sweden
Director: Mohamed Kordofani
Producers: Amjad Abu Alala, Mohammed Alomda
Cast: Eiman Yousif, Siran Riak, Nazar Gomaa, Ger Duany, Stephanos James Peter
Screenplay: Mohamed Kordofani
Cinematographer: Pierre de Villiers
Editor: Heba Othman
Sound Designer: Rana Eid
Music Composer: Mazin Hamid
Production Company: Station Films
World Sales: MAD Films


  • Cannes: Un Certain Regard 2023
  • Karlovy Vary IFF 2023
  • BFI London 2023
  • Melbourne IFF 2023
  • IFF Kerala 2023
  • Marrakesh IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Kejers Prison (Short)
  • 2016 Nyerkuk (Short)

Director's Biography:

Mohamed Kordofani

Mohamed Kordofani is a Sudanese filmmaker whose short film Nyerkuk won the Black Elephant Award for Best Sudanese Film, NAAS Award for Best Arab Film at the Carthage FF, Jury Award at the Oran International Arab FF, and Arnone-Belavite Pellegrini Award at the FCAAA 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 was the first pro-revolution film to be broadcasted on Sudan's national TV. Goodbye Julia is his debut feature film..


Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona a northern Sudanese retired singer in a tense marriage tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home. 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.