Navigator is a 1988 full-screen film co-produced by Australia-New Zealand, directed by Vincent Ward . The film won several prizes, including an Australian Film Institute film award in a nomination for the best film, as well as several awards of European fantasy film festivals. In the American video distribution, the picture came out under the name “The Navigator: An Odyssey Across Time”.
|The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey|
|Jeff Chapple |
|In the main|
|Bruce lions |
Napier, Marshall / Marshall Napier
|Composer||Daiwood A. Tabrizi|
|Film company||Home cinema group|
|A country||New Zealand , Australia|
During the black death epidemic in England of the 14th century, people in a remote Cumbrian village with fear listen to stories about the terrible plague that swept the whole world. In an attempt to prevent the occurrence of infection, they are guided by visions of a boy named Griffin, who has a reputation as a forecaster. With the support of the village’s most famous adventurer, a man named Connor who worships Griffin, a group of villagers set off for the nearby cave . After collecting copper ore and remelting it in the form, they burrow metal into the earth, rushing to do everything on time and before the next full moon arrives , to make the sacred cross and set it on the "largest church in the entire Christian world" as an offering for the protection of God .
While the month is still “growing”, the villagers break through the tunnel with smooth walls and then, finding a ladder , go up to where the modern time of the late 20th century is in New Zealand . Up to this point, the film was in black and white (with some color illustrating Griffin's visions). Now the adventure continues in color. The villagers are amazed at the various technologies, not wondering what year they are, believing that this could be a reality in large cities in their time. But Griffin is haunted by gloomy foresight, while the villagers are approaching the goal of their search.
Then in the film there is a sharp change of scenes and the audience can only guess what happened next.
- Bruce Lyons - Connor
- Chris Haywood - Erno
- Hamish McFarlan - Griffin
- Marshall Napier - Searle
- Noel Appleby - Ulf
The soundtrack of the film was written by Dawood Tabrizi and is based on a wide variety of musical styles , including Celtic music and Scottish war music, Gregorian singing and tunes of miners of the 19th century with influences from the Middle East . [one]
- Fantafestival , Rome: Jury Prize for Best Film. 
- Film fiction, Catalonia International Film Festival , Spain: for the best film. 
- International Festival of Fantasy Films , Munich: for the best film.
- Australian Film Institute Awards : for the best film, for the best directing, for the best filming, for the best editing, for the best design, for the best costumes.
- Oporto Film Festival , USA: Best Film (1989)
- New Zealand Film and Television Awards : for Best Actor, Best Actor (Hamish McFarlan), Best Actor in a Supporting Role ( Sarah Peirsh ), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Noel Appleby), Best Cinema, and Best sound, for the best directing, for the best editing, for the best ratings for the film, for the best original script, for the best design. [four]
- " Navigator ” on the Internet Movie Database
- Movie Site (English) (Retrieved November 25, 2009)