The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

Australia, 1989

Film
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The navigator is remarkable because of its absorbing story that links medieval fears and fortunes to our times, while confirming director Vincent Ward as an original talent. It is Cumbria 1348, the year of the Black Death. A young visionary tells his fellow miners that their community may survive the plague if they place a spire on a distant cathedral before dawn. So, from their grim, snowbound Lake District, they dig down an old mine-shaft to the other side of the world, emerging in an Eastman-coloured present day Auckland, New Zealand. Cast includes Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood and Hamish McFarlane.

Credits

director

Vincent Ward

co-producer

Gary Hannam

John Maynard

production company

New Zealand Film Commission

Arenafilm

Language

English

Duration

01:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

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