The Mission

Dir: Roland Jaffe: UK 1986 (125 mins)

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, but accorded a mixed critical reception, this is a studied, elegant and very moving drama set in 18th century South America. Jeremy Irons gives a performance of great sincerity as the head of a Jesuit mission under threat from the greed of Iberian slavers and the whim of a cardinal. Glorious Oscar-winning photography and a terrific musical score. (This film includes some violent scenes).

Event information


19 Mar 2024


1:00 pm


Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge