prophet at annecy 2015

The prophet at Annecy festival; when a book is turned into a movie.

“The prophet” is athe-prophet-poster book written by the artist, philosopher, writer Kahlil Gibran and published in 1923 for the first time. This master piece is finally made into an animated movie in 2014 and presented to the Festival of Annecy in France in 2015.

By: Alexandra Burlaud and Melanie Polat

The prophet at Annecy festival, The animated movie the prophet, produced by Salma Hayek and directed by Roger Allers is, according to the newspaper The National : “a delightful mix of animation styles from some of the world’s top animators”.

Unfortunately, the Famous Latino actress Salma Hayek has canceled her visit to the Annecy Festival and the Premiere of The Prophet. The Actress Salma Hayek who produced the adaptation of the Khalil Gibran Books can’t come to the festival because of her state of health.


Living in Orphalese, an imaginary island, Almitra, a little girl of 8 years old, meets Mustafa a political prisoner. An incredible friendship is born from their unexpected meeting. The day they meet, the government of Mustafa says to him that he is finally free and is escorted to a boat about to take him back in his country.

On his way home, Mustafa explains to Almitra his conception of the world and his poems about the people of Orphales, while she is imagining wonderful landscapes matching his words. However, when the little girl understands that the government is preparing a sinister fate for Mustafa, she decides she will try everything to save him.

The movie will be in cinemas from 2nd of December 2015.

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