The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey - 1988
Arenafilm - 91 min.
EAN/UPC # 759731404525, 9317731062100, 9322225034181, 759731414920
Blu-ray # 5027035019499(UK), 760137141082 (US)
Cast: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish McFarlane, Marshall Napier, Noel Appleby, Paul Livingstone.
Screenplay: Vincent Ward, Kely Lyons, Geoff Chapple; Photography: Geoffrey Simpson; Editor: John Scott; Music: Davood Tabrizi; Production Designer: Sally Campbell; Producers: Gary Hannam, John Maynard; Director: Vincent Ward.
An mining village in England's Cumbria - 1348 - the year of the Black Death, is the starting point for this medieval fantasy. A boy has a recurring dream about a city far away. If the villagers take copper and cast a cross to be on a cathedral spire of that city, the villagers will be saved from the advancing plague. One night the boy and five men set off to a shaft which leads them through space and time to the other side of the earth (New Zealand), but in the mid-1980's. Vincent Ward was given a five-minute standing ovation at the film's Cannes screening. Definitely Recommended.
Censor rating: PG - Review rating: B+
Official MP4 Trailer