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A Tale Of Friendship In Khartoum Goodbye Julia

Get ready to be transported to Sudan as you engross this next film night of morality drama - Goodbye Julia.

Across the divides of rich and poor, Muslim and Christian, north and south, light-skinned and dark, Goodbye Julia tells the story of two women who forge an unusual friendship. It takes place in Khartoum during the last years of Sudan as a united country, shortly before the 2011 separation of South Sudan. Wracked by guilt, Mona — a northern Sudanese retired singer — tries to make amends for causing the death of a Southern man by taking in his unsuspecting widow, as her maid. 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. Winner of the 2023 Cannes Un Certain Regard – Freedom Prize.

In upcoming news, Film & Arts Mackay proudly presents an exciting line-up of 7 films.
Pinnacle Playhouse: 27th July as well as on ​22nd to the 24th of August at BCC Mt Pleasant Cinemas.

Bookings essential, please visit their website for more information.

What: Goodbye Julia
When: Friday 21st June 7:30pm
Where: CQU Conservatorium of Music Theatre

Step into Sudan's rich tapestry with Goodbye Julia, a compelling morality drama set against the backdrop of societal divides and unlikely friendships. Image supplied

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