Hanway Films

The Navigator


The Navigator

The New Zealand Film Commission Collection


Vincent Ward

Chris Haywood
Bruce Lyons
Hamish McFarlance
Marshall Napier       

A visionary boy leads five men from the 14th Century into a 20th Century city. Their quest: to save their village before sunrise. It is Cumbria 1348, the year of the Black Death. A medieval mining village lives in fear of the advancing plague. Griffin's older brother Connor returns from the outside world in a state of despair, until Griffin tells of his dream, and reveals the only hope of survival. Make a tribute to God. Place a spire on a distant cathedral. Do it before dawn or the village is lost.

English | 1988 | 90 mins