A Prophet Preview

Saturday, January 02, 2010 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Jacques Audiard’s (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) new film A Prophet captivated audiences at Cannes and seized the Grand Prize with both its poetic and raw aesthetic. Ferocious and compassionate, the film follows the descent of a young man into the hierarchies of the criminal underworld. Sentenced to six years in prison, nineteen-year-old French-Arab Malik is approached by the leader of a Corsican gang, who operates their criminal activities from inside his cell. After a violent initiation, Malik is forced to adapt to the rules of the clashing criminal factions within the prison. However, over a period of time, he steadily builds up a power structure of his own.

Special Preview: A Prophet is on hmvcurzon Wimbledon on Sunday 10 January at 5.30pm.