Courtesy Optimum Releasing

Film: France’s A Prophet

A Prophet, Jaques Audiard’s new film is released in good cinemas across the country this Friday. (FYI: Audiard made the brilliant The Beat That My Heart Skipped. If you haven’t seen it, you’ve got a DVD treat waiting for you). A Prophet won top gongs at both Cannes and the London Film Festivals, and is the high favourite to win an Oscar for best foreign film. It has had reviews the film makers couldn’t write themselves. Superlative, genius etc etc etc. See it before everyone talks too much about it – apart from anything else, it’s a thriller. Almost certainly the film of the year.

A Prophet
From 22nd January
Selected cinemas
Around £12
— Daisy
21st January 2010