Canada,France,Lebanon,Qatar,USA (MIFF 2015 , Next Gen)

"A work of essential spiritual enlightenment, elegantly interpreted by nine of the world's leading independent animators." – Variety

A young girl follows her mother to work one day to meet the man she cares for: a charismatic, wise poet who has been under house arrest for seven years due to his "rebellious" writing. The poet is released, and on a trip to the port he delivers lessons to the girl on the topics of freedom, life, love and death.

Based on the classic book by Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet boasts numerous vignettes by different directors, from Roger Allers (The Lion King) to Bill Plympton (Cheatin', MIFF 2014) and Tomm Moore (whose new feature film, Song of the Sea, can be seen in this year's festival). A lyrical, abstract and philosophical tale featuring the vocal talents of Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski and Alfred Molina.

"Amounts to a poetic Fantasia, determined to push the definition of what is a mainstream animated film." – HitFix.com

MIFF recommends ages 10+

All films featured as part of the Next Gen program are approved for screening by the Australian Classification Board. Next Gen screenings are open to all ages, but people under the age of 15 must attend in the company of an adult guardian.

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