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The Prophet

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Gary Tarn / Land Media 2012

  • Gary Tarn / Land Media  2012

    Gary Tarn / Land Media 2012


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. An intimate narration, performed by the British actress Thandie Newton, is integrated into a minimal score for orchestra, guitar, cello and synthesiser. This fictional text is juxtaposed against footage shot on Tarn’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.
First published in 1923, The Prophet, Gibran's hugely popular guide to living, has sold millions of copies worldwide and was the bible of the 60's counter-culture. It continues to be read and to inspire people around the world today.


Type of film
Running Time
75 mins
16mm, 8mm and HD digital film
Gary Tarn
Gary Tarn
Executive Producer
B J Cunningham
Gary Tarn
Kahlil Gibran
Director of Photography
Gary Tarn
Gary Tarn
Principal Cast
Thandie Newton

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Last updated 4th September 2012

Production Company

Land Media Productions Limited