“Almost three decades later, the film is still gobsmacking to watch and shows no signs of aging. It is the sort of head trip that leaves audiences gasping for air and critics lunging for adjectives.” -- The Guardian
Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes ‘88, THE NAVIGATOR is a bold and often startling fusion of fantasy and time travel sci-fi from visionary filmmaker Vincent Ward.
Cumbria, 1348 – the year of the Black Death. Griffin, a young boy, is plagued by apocalyptic visions which he believes could save his village. Encouraging a small band of men to tunnel into the earth, they surface in 1980s New Zealand, a future far beyond their comprehension...
On the strength of THE NAVIGATOR and his stunning ‘84 debut VIGIL, Ward was given entry into Hollywood to attempt an early unrealized version of ALIEN 3, and later made the divisive, yet unique WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (starring Robin Willams.)