A Prophet

Tahar Rahim and director Jacques Audiard, Cannes, May 16, 2009. Xan Brooks in his video review at the Guardian UK says A Prophet is “the first real masterpiece of the decade.” Two major critics groups concur, as the film picks ...

By John Villeneuve 2009 has not been as rich and plentiful, especially for English language films, as previous years, but if you were a miner, an archaeologist, a diviner, or just plain curious, chances are you would have, along the ...

by John Villeneuve With the films, A Prophet and The White Ribbon, can AMPAS continue to ignore the best that this art form called cinema can aspire to? Can they smugly rationalize to themselves that they may see the merits ...

The AFIFest have named A Prophet one of their official selection. I believe this is a new trailer for the film: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCOCNnkv8Ms[/youtube] One never can say for sure but this one seems like a sure bet for the one of ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyOyUwwKgvc[/youtube] ScreenDaily reports: Starring up-and-coming actor Tahar Rahim, the film follows a young man as he is taken under the wing of the Corsican mafia during a prison stint. As he rises through the ranks, it becomes clear he has ...

IndieWire has polled a group of critics and bloggers and published scores for the top films and filmmakers at Cannes. Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet placed first in every category except, not surprisingly, Worst Film. FILM 1) ‚ÄúA Prophet‚Äù – 14 ...

Generating some of the best reviews out of Cannes this week is Jacques Audiard’s prison drama, A Prophet. Synopsis from the official press material: Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena cannot read nor write. Arriving at the ...

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