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MFFA Film: A Prophet

A Prophet 
Film: A Prophet
When: Wednesday 12th January 2011
Where: New Lecture Theatre, Iontas Building, North Campus, NUI Maynooth
Time: 7.45pm pm

Maynooth Film for All: Film Club screens the Oscar nominated A Prophet on Wednesday 12th January in The New Lecture Theatre, Iontas Building, North Campus, NUI Maynooth at 7.45pm. Director Jacques Audiard's gritty, grab-you-by-the-shirtfront film is a mob movie - a really, really good mob movie. Think "GoodFellas," but with Gauloises instead of plates of spaghetti!

A Prophet is a stunning piece of filmmaking and a truly exceptional film. Written and directed by Jacques Audiard, it stars Tahar Rahim as 19-year-old Malik, an illiterate petty criminal condemned to six years in jail. Before long the Corsican gang ruling the prison uses his vulnerability to their advantage, forcing him to embark on a series of missions.

As Malik rises up through the prison ranks and his survival instincts become more attuned, he also becomes increasingly valuable to Corsican godfather César Luciani (Niels Arestrup). It’s a trust that Malik can utilise to his own ends. Ambitious, intricately plotted and deeply engrossing, Audiard doesn’t put a foot wrong. It’s a truly exceptional film.

The programme starts at 7.45pm with an introduction from Dr Denis Condon NUIM and the feature film starts at 8.00pm. Standard Season Ticket Membership costs €23.00 or €30.00 for a Couple = 5 films. Guests and ‘on the night only’ memberships cost €6.00. Concessions are available. Tickets will be on sale from 7.30pm, please arrive early to minimize delays.

2010 /2011 club brochure available to download here‌ please contact Brenda Brady Tel: 045 448328, Email: bbrady@kildarecoco.ie with any further queries

Maynooth Film for All: Film Club is supported by Kildare County Council Library & Arts Service and The School of English, Media and Theatre Studies NUIM.

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