Saturday, February 23, 2019
A Prophet (2009) Directed by Jacques Audiard
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Presented by the UC Center for Film & Media Studies and part of the 2019 UC European Film Festival
Unable to read or write, Franco-Arab protagonist Malik (played by Tahar Rahim) finds himself alone in prison and more vulnerable than the other convicts due to his young age. The reigning Corsican gang approaches him, and the leader assigns him a number of “missions” he must complete. While gaining the gang leader’s trust, Malik’s intelligence and courageousness give him the tough skin he needs to plot on his own. A Prophet navigates perseverance despite the dangerous demands of a corrupt prison divided by race and defined by gang hierarchies. Audiard’s thriller received the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009 and was an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee. Introduced by Stan Corkin from the University of Cincinnati. (150 min)
Free with $5 suggested donation