Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet has been adapted for the screen by Gary Tarn. Check out The Prophet film site [also]. Currently playing from Sept 21st – Oct 4th in the UK at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and from there moving to additional venues in the UK only so far. There is apparently a planned release on both physical media and digital downloads in the future as well as the ongoing film tour.
“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 Tarn’s minimal score for orchestra, guitar, cello and synthesiser. This fictional text 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.
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.” [via]
You may also be interested in The Prophet, the original soundtrack for the film, by the director Gary Tarn: