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KHALIL GILBRAN'S THE PROPHET to life
There’s a beauty in poetry that we don’t get in many other art forms. Poetry can be unstructured, abstract, sprawling, and subtle in ways that media like film cannot. But when you marry the two – when you create a cinematic poem - then the rules are different.
KHALIL GIBRAN’S THE PROPHET is an offering within an offering. At arm’s length, the animated film is about a revolutionary poet and artist named Mustafa (voiced by Liam Neeson). After being under house arrest for seven years, he has finally been freed on the condition that he leave the unnamed country where he is captured and go home…never to return. This extradition is witnessed by a woman named Kamila (Salma Hayek) and her daughter – Amitra (Quvenzhané Wallis) – who never speaks. As he makes his way to point of extradition, Mustafa is constantly stopped by locals, followers and well-wishers…each asking him for words of wisdom.
KHALIL GIBRAN'S THE PROPHET premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014.