The Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is proud to present the Australian premiere of Muhammad: The Messenger of God, as part of the 'Pop Islam' cinema program for the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.
MUHAMMAD: THE MESSENGER OF GOD 2015 AGES 18+
6.00PM FRI 8 APR 2016 (171 mins)
Venue: Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), South Brisbane
A film by 1997 Oscar nominated director Majid Majidi, Muhammad: The Messenger of God 2015 is a lavish retelling of the Prophet’s life from his birth to early adolescence before the founding of Islam. Drawing inspiration from the Hollywood biblical epics of the 1950s and 1960s, the film intersperses episodic flashbacks of poignant and spiritual moments with dramatic action sequences and legendary battles. The first in a trilogy, this big budget Iranian film was shot on a set recreating the sixth century near the Iranian city of Qom by veteran cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and features a soundtrack by renowned Indian composer A R Rahman.