Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rumi's 'The Awakening' (Filmpoem)

The short below, The Awakening (Maya Pictures, 2014), is a cinematic treatment of Rumi's poem "The Awakening", filmed, directed, and edited by Ivan Maria Friedman. 

The actress, who also provides the voiceover, is Elena Samuylova. The music is Wagner's Das Rheingold, Scene I: Vorspiel.

The poem's text can be found in The Love Poems of Rumi (Harmony, 1998), edited by Deepak Chopra.

THE AWAKENING from Ivan Friedman - MAYA PICTURES on Vimeo.

Rumi (1207-1273)

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