- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: April 30, 2013
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Henstooth Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 06/01/1989
"...A spellbinder....A visionary film of rare courage and imperishable heart..."
New York Times - 06/28/1989
"...[Ward] takes every artistic risk his bizarre premise allows....The result is a dark, thrilling fantasy that places [him]...among the most innovative and authoritative young film makers..."
Film Comment - 08/01/1988
"...Vincent Ward's film scales mountains of metaphor..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/05/1989
"...A beguiling fable, surprising and original, the kind of film that is fully realized visually..."
Vincent Ward's metaphoric tale of sibling relations, AIDS and modern problems in general follows the quest of a group of medieval British villagers. Desiring an explanation of a prophetic dream, the group of miners descends into the deep recesses of Cambrian hills. They emerge in modern day Wellington, New Zealand and set about on a search for that city's cathedral spire -- as seen in the dream. During their journey they encounter local dwellers and treat every commonplace modern occurrence as an obstacle of mythic proportions.
Family (General) |
Future / Futuristic Worlds |
Kids Adventure |
Psychic Forces |
Psychic Powers |
Theatrical Release |
- Co-produced by Arena Films.