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The Prophet • 1h 14m
In The Prophet, BAFTA-nominated director and composer Gary Tarn (Black Sun, 2005) takes Kahlil Gibran’s classic novel and spins it into a cinematic exploration of love, life and loss. The British actress Thandie Newton (Crash, Jefferson in Paris, Mission Impossible II) reads Gibran's text, which is integrated into Tarn's minimal score for orchestra, guitar, cello and synthesiser. Gibrans's fictional world of Orphalese is juxtaposed against footage shot on the filmmaker's solo travels to Lebanon, Serbia, New York, Milan and London. Finding beauty in the everyday, the film leaves space for each viewer to find their own meaning : an uninhibited eye observing the world through the lens of poetic wisdom.