Lupita Nyong’o Takes on Executive Producing With Sudan’s Oscar Contender ‘Goodbye Julia’

Guess who’s making waves in the world of cinema again? It’s none other than our beloved Kenyan Hollywood star, Lupita Nyong’o! This time, she’s stepping into the role of an executive producer for the Sudanese feature film ‘Goodbye Julia’. This isn’t just any film; it’s a groundbreaking story that delves deep into the heart of Sudan’s conflict, showcasing the divide between the country’s Northern and Southern regions.

‘Goodbye Julia’ is making history as Sudan’s second-ever Oscar Award submission for the best international feature film. It’s not just about accolades, though. This film had its moment in the spotlight at the Cannes Film Festival, marking a first for a Sudanese feature. Lupita, with her golden touch, is all set to bring this incredible story to a global audience. 

“This is such a fantastic film, and I feel truly honored to be a part of its journey across the world,” Lupita shared on her Instagram, her excitement palpable.

The film’s narrative is a poignant one. It’s a tale of two women from starkly different realities, coming together in a world that seems almost designed against their success. It’s a story that promises to resonate with many, offering a window into a part of the world that’s often overlooked. 

Lupita herself said, “Goodbye Julia is an incredible take on the conflict of the Sudans, focusing on the story of two women born into two very different realities coming together to navigate a world not built for either one of them to thrive in.”

The cast is as diverse and talented as the story itself. Sudanese actress Eiman Yousif, South Sudanese supermodel Siran Riak (in her acting debut), Sudanese actor Nazar Goma, and well-known South Sudanese actress Ger Duani bring this story to life. The film is produced by the award-winning filmmaker Amjad Abu Alala, known for his acclaimed feature film, ‘You Will Die at 20’.

Lupita’s involvement is more than just a name attached to a project. Her extensive experience and connections are expected to open new doors for ‘Goodbye Julia’, especially in the United States and European markets. This role is a testament to her versatility and commitment to bringing diverse stories to the forefront.

Stay tuned, because this is one cinematic experience you won’t want to miss!

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