Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2016

Nomination Detail

The Prophet Muhammad’s life story unfolds in this sweeping historical epic, the eleventh feature film from master filmmaker Majid Majidi who consulted some 40 Koranic experts from many branches of Islam for this seven-year passion project. From Muhammad’s foretold birth in the wake of a titanic battle for Mecca, to his travels with his merchant uncle through the sixth-century desert, intrigue swells around this miracle-worker who is destined for greatness. Lensed by three-time Academy Award® winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, the film traces the first 13 years of the life of Muhammad the Prophet. Iran’s most expensive blockbuster film to date, the film also takes its place alongside cinema’s great spiritual epic works.

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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