The story of the 18th-century Jesuit missionary in South America explores the shifting perception on slavery in the period. Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) creates a sanctuary for runaway slaves, which is threatened when the area is transferred under Portuguese rule. The character of converted mercenary Rodrigo (Robert de Niro) embodies the internal conflicts between colonisers.
Dr Péter Bokody, Lecturer in Art and Visual History will introduce this screening.
Director: Roland Joffe
Cast: Robert De Nero, Jeremy Irons, Liam Neeson, Asuncion Ontiveros, Bercellio Moya.
Running time: 122 mins
Date: Monday 4
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6/£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA /free to 18 and under with YAP