Ennio Morricone Celebration - The Mission in 35mm

'The Mission' features one of Morricone's most famous and beloved scores, including the enduring song, 'Gabriel's Oboe'

Special Presentation in 35mm! Only at the Playhouse Cinema

"There are moments in film music history where you can listen to a score, and upon its conclusion sit back and be content in the knowledge that you have just experienced a genuine masterpiece. It doesn’t happen very often, because it has to be a perfect combination of everything that can possibly make a film score great. Ennio Morricone’s 1986 score for The Mission is, undoubtedly, one of those scores which ticks every box, a masterpiece on every conceivable level.

"The film, which was directed by Roland Joffé, is set in South America in the 1740s, and explores issues of faith and morality through the eyes of various Jesuit priests and other religious figures, as they work to convert the native Guaraní population to Christianity. Robert De Niro plays Mendoza, a mercenary and slave-trader, who renounces his former ways and seeks to make amends by helping Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) build a mission church in a Guaraní village. However, conflict emerges when a political treaty transfers control of the area from the Spanish to the Portuguese; the Portuguese, who allow slavery where the Spanish do not, embark on a series of raids to collect slaves from the Guaraní community, with the blessing of the local colonial government, and with the tacit approval of the Vatican itself. However, Mendoza, Gabriel, and their colleague Father Fielding (Liam Neeson) vow to protect the natives, even if it means sacrificing their own lives in the process.

"Although the film was lauded by most critics, and received seven Oscar nominations including one for Best Picture, The Mission was unfortunately not a success at the box office. However, Ennio Morricone’s score for the The Mission vastly outstripped the legacy and fame of the film for which it was written, and in the intervening years has gone on to be lauded as one of the most significant film scores written during the 1980s." - Movie Music UK

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