(Read our film review here)
The first in a trilogy of films about the life of Prophet Muhammad was released today at the Montreal Film Festival. Filmed by Majid Majidi and produced in the Islamic Republic of Iran, film 1 recounts the incident mentioned in Surat al-Fil of the Holy Quran and the early life of Prophet Muhammad.
The $40m (£25.9m) film – Iran’s most expensive ever – also premiered in its home country at the same time as the Montreal event.
Speaking at the premiere of ‘Muhammad: Messenger of God’, Majid Majidi says further films would help improve understanding of Islam around the world
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By the order of Abraha, King of Habasha, one of his army commanders launches an attack on Mecca in order to destroy the Kaaba. He leads a well-equipped force comprised of thousands of soldiers, horses and elephants. As the army approaches Mecca, the elephants respond to divine order by halting and refusing to continue. Millions of small birds then release a hail of stones onto Abraha’s forces and the army is annihilated. A month later, Muhammad is born. This film depicts the pagan age with all its tyranny and oppression as seen through the eyes of Muhammad from birth to the age of 13.