Self-dis­cov­ery in prison

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Tonight’s Tv -

A Prophet (Un prophète) (18) Peter­bor­ough Arts Cin­ema, John Clare The­atre, Peter­bor­ough Cen­tral Li­brary, Broad­way, Thurs­day A CLAS­SIC French thriller with racial over­tones from the di­rec­tor of The Beat That My Heart Skipped.

Jac­ques Au­di­ard’s new film is a prison drama, set in con­tem­po­rary France, in which the cen­tral char­ac­ter un­der­goes a process of self­dis­cov­ery and self­cre­ation when he’s sen­tenced to six years for an undis­closed crime.

He’s an il­lit­er­ate or­phan, Ma­lik El Djebena (Ta­har Rahim), born in France to Arab par­ents, his back and face bear­ing scars that tes­tify to a life of vi­o­lence and it’s his first time in an adult jail. It was also Os­car nom­i­nated for best for­eign-lan­guage film.

Tick­ets for the 7.30pm show cost £4 for mem­bers or £5 for non mem­bers, and can be bought on the door of the cin­ema.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. pe­ter­bor­ougharts cin­

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