NFSA RESTORES: BLACK ROBE + Q&A
SAT 7 SEPT @ 2PM | Arc Cinema | $12/$10
1991 | M | 101 mins | DCP | Australia, Canada
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.
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 surrond by Huron settlements. LaForgue, guided by a group of Algonquin natives, embarks on a hazardous trek across unfamiliar and treacherous terrian, 1500 miles deep into the Canadian hinterland.
Join us after the screening for a Q&A with director Bruce Beresford and producer Sue Miliken.
'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
Since it began in 2015, the NFSA Restores program has restored nearly 30 Australian culturally significant, cult or at-risk films. Our experts interrogate existing sound and vision components to determine which to utilise for the restoration process. Key filmmakers from the original production are invited to work with us to digitally restore their film, according to the highest international archival standards and to be preserved forever at the NFSA.