Inspired by the classic book by Kahlil Gibran. Listen to the book read aloud..
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Producers: Clark Peterson, Salma Hayek-Pinault, José Tamez, Ron Senkowski
Directors: Roger Allers, Joan C. Gratz, Tomm Moore, Michal Socha, Nina Paley, Joann Sfar, Bill Plympton, Mohammed Harib, Paul Brizzi, Gaetan Brizzi.
DP: Bjarne Hansen.
Original Music: Gabriel Yared, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Lisa Hannigan, Featued Cello Solos by Yo-Yo Ma.
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"Kahlil Gibran’s timeless prose has been given enchanting new form in this breathtaking animated adventure about freedom and the power of human expression." cite
Set in a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa, but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter Almitra out of trouble.
The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home, but first they must evade the authorities who fear the truth in his words.
Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King)
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet features the voices of Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek-Pinault, Quvenzhané Wallis, John Krasinski, Frank Langella and Alfred Molina, and boasts a score composed by Gabriel Yared, with additional music by songwriters Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Lisa Hannigan, and Grammy winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Producers are Salma Hayek-Pinault, Clark Peterson, José Tamez and Ron Senkowski. Executive producers are Steve Hanson, François Pinault, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Julia Lebedev, Leonid Lebedev, Naël Nasr, Haytham Nasr, Jean Riachi, Julien Khabbaz and William Nix.
84 minutes; Rating: PG
Inspired by the classic book by Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet is an animated feature film written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), with “chapters” from award-winning animation directors from around the world, and featuring worldclass musicians, singers, and composers.
On the fictional island of Orphalese, a mischievous, eight-year-old girl, Almitra, meets Mustafa, a political prisoner under house arrest.
From this chance encounter, an unlikely friendship is born.
But on this fateful day that they meet, Mustafa is told by the authorities that he is finally being released—and guards immediately escort him towards the ship that will take him back to his own country.
Along the way, Mustafa shares his wisdom and poems with the people of Orphalese, while Almitra secretly follows him.
At each stop, she imagines breathtaking visual sequences that accompany his words.
When Almitra realizes, however, that the authorities have a very dark surprise in store for Mustafa, she must do everything possible to help him.