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The Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival

This prestigious international film festival is held annually in Cannes, France. It takes place at the Palais des Festivals, and its most illustrious award is the Palme d’Or—meaning “Golden Palm“—for the best film. First held in 1946, the festival marked a resurgence for the film industry, which had been shattered by World War II, and became a meeting place for those interested in the art and influence of the movies. Why wasn’t the festival held in either 1948 or 1950? More… Discuss

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Gabriel’s Oboe (from The Mission) Ennio Morricone 2002 Arena Concert

The Mission (1986 film)

The Mission
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Original movie poster
Directed by Roland Joffé
Produced by Fernando Ghia
David Puttnam
Written by Robert Bolt
Starring Robert De Niro
Jeremy Irons
Music by Ennio Morricone
Cinematography Chris Menges
Edited by Jim Clark
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s)
  • 16 May 1986


  • 31 October 1986

(United States)

Running time 126 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £16,498,000[1]
Box office $17,218,023 (United States)


English: Ennio Morricone at the Cannes film fe...

English: Ennio Morricone at the Cannes film festival Français : Ennio Morricone au festival de Cannes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Mission is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America. The film was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé. The movie stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi and Liam Neeson. It won the Palme d’Or and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In April 2007, it was elected number one on the Church Times‘s Top 50 Religious Films list.[2] The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, ranked 1st on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation‘s (ABC) Classic 100 Music in the Movies.