The Prophet
The Prophet (2011)

The Prophet takes Kahlil Gibran's classic book of poetic prose, and spins it into a cinematic exploration of love, life and loss. An intimate narration, performed by Thandie Newton, counterpoints the minimalist score with images shot… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 9, 2011
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Tarn's expansive, intimate, lovely film lets us share the connectedness of humanity, as we see lovers, workers, families all over the world getting on with the business of being alive.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Might not want to make you reach for Kahlil Gilbran's source material, but you'll want to watch the film again.

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Peter Bradshaw

Tarn is persuasive, and you can't help but respond to the boldness, intelligence and creativity of his film-making.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Gary Tarn's use of digital video and 16mm film provides sumptuous visual texture, but it's a retrograde step from Black Sun, his Bafta-nominated debut.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

A visual essay that owes something to Werner Herzog and Chris Marker.

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