Tuesday 25 October 2016

Salma's movie a labour of love


Movie star Salma Hayek has said that her new film, The Prophet, was a labour of love that helped her explore her relationship with her late Lebanese grandfather who adored the book that inspired it.

The animated film, which draws on the 1923 book by Lebanese-born writer Kahlil Gibran, tells the story of Almitra, a headstrong girl who forms a friendship with the imprisoned poet Mustafa, voiced by actor Liam Neeson.

Mexican-American actress Hayek (inset) co- produced the film and does the voice-over for Almitra's mother, Kamila. The story explores Gibran's themes of love and spirituality.

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