NFSA Restores: Black Robe + Q&A
The first ever Australia-Canada co-production, directed by Bruce Beresford, is the latest film to be restored as part of our NFSA Restores program.
Join us after the screening for a Q&A with director Bruce Beresford and producer Sue Milliken.
Set in 1634, Black Robe is a powerful historical drama based on the novel by Brian Moore. Starring Lothaire Bluteau and Aden Young, it follows the epic journey of Father LaForgue (Bluteau), a Jesuit priest called upon to search for a remote Canadian mission surrounded by Huron settlements. LaForgue, guided by a group of Algonquin natives, embarks on a hazardous trek across unfamiliar and treacherous terrain, 1500-miles deep into the Canadian hinterland.
'A magnificently staged combination of top talents delivering a gripping and tragic story about a 17th-century Jesuit priest's expedition through remote areas of “New France” (Quebec)' - Variety
'Black Robe is a film of enormous interest for those who care about the early history of Europeans in North America' - Roger Ebert