SFS: A Prophet

Shipley Film Society

Bringing great cinema to our little corner of Yorkshire
A Prophet
(Une prophète)
Certificate: 18
Friday 9th October 2015, 7.30pm
Admission: £4.00 adults, £3 unwaged
A Prophet (Jaques Audiard, France, 2009)

Nineteen year old French Arab Malik is just starting a six year sentence – his first in adult prison. With no friends inside, he just hopes to serve his sentence in peace. He is soon recruited by the head of the Corsican inmates, not only transforming his experience inside the prison but setting the scene for his continued life of crime outside.

“Audiard also revives the hidden source of our ­fascination with prisons. They are places of violence and fear, but also of ­paradoxical freedom – freedom from the ties of outside lives. They are places you can remake yourself, for good or ill, ­hellish furnaces in which you can smelt a new identity.”
The Guardian

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