The Message (الرسالة‎) (1976)

Directed by Moustapha Akkad
Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, UK | PG | Biography, History, War | Arabic | 210
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue

In accordance with Islamic law, director Moustapha Akkad’s biopic of Mohammad (PBUH) never actually depicts the prophet himself, but rather outlines his story through the lives of certain cardinal figures in his life. Abu Sofyan, the leader of Mecca, his uncle, Hamza, and others chronicle the persecution of the earliest Muslims, their escape to Medina and their eventual victorious return to Mecca under the prophet’s leadership. The Message in its 4K restoration is presented in collaboration with Front Row Filmed Entertainment.