Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet is an inspiration!
The movie is based on Khalil Gibran’s book The Prophet. It is an unusual movie, as it is esse4ntially for lovers of poetry, prose and inspirational essays, but the film is animated.
The story revolves around a mischievous, troublemaking little thief named Almitra, who hasn’t uttered a word since her father’s death. Her mother, Kamila ( Voiced by Salma Hayek) is exasperated with the child, yet sympathetic to her pain. Almitra has befriended a seagull and makes bird like noises to communicate with him, and the other birds who circle the skies around the port town.
Kamila works as a housekeeper for Mustafa, (Voiced by Liam Neeson) a foreign poet, artist and political prisoner, who has been held under house arrest for many years. One day, Almitra follows her mother to work and an instant bond forms between the girl and the prisoner.
The story is poignant, funny, sad, and delightful. The essays and prose are inspirational and the music and animation are magic!
The film was produced by Salma Hayek, the animation was directed by Roger Allers, and premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
The movie releases today, Friday 9 October at Cinema Nouveau theatres countrywide.