The Navigator - A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

  • Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
  • 1h 30m

Festival de Cannes 1988: In Competition.

A young boy is afflicted by apocalyptic visions in medieval Cumbria. Believing he is divinely inspired to save his village from the Black Death, he persuades a group of men to follow him into a tunnel. They dig deep into the earth and emerge…in Auckland New Zealand, 1987. Following portents, the time travellers must negotiate the terrors of a strange new world, (motorways, nuclear submarines) - while seeking to save their own.

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes , The Navigator also scooped the gongs at the 1988 AFI and 1989 NZ Film & TV Awards.


Vincent Ward



Bonus Content

6 mins
Eat The Film at Home - Kiwiana Box Introduction

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17 mins
Eat The Film at Home - Kiwiana Box Pre-Show

Curated by Roxy programmer Phil Jack, here are some classic Kiwiana adverts & trailers.

4 mins
Eat The Film at Home - Fantasy Box Introduction

Join Liam Reid’s magical quest as he explores the magical world of the Fantasy genre.

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