Jacques Audiard in Conversation & A Prophet Preview

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

In this spare, red-blooded prison drama, compelling newcomer Tahar Rahim is Malik, a young man whose hard-won ascent through the behind-bars crime system begins when he gets involved with the ruling Corsican gang. Despite elements of action thriller and eerie surrealism, this is essentially an essay in hard realism, offering a steely take on racial tensions in contemporary France. Without a doubt, one of the hardest-hitting French films of recent years, previewed here (on the heels of its Best Film award at the London Film Festival) as a highlight of our season devoted to the work of Jacques Audiard, an innovative master of the contemporary French thriller genre.

The BFI are delighted to welcome Jacques Audiard to BFI Southbank to discuss his career following the preview on Sun 10 Jan.

A Prophet + Jacques Audiard in Conversation
Sun 10 Jan 14:00