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South: Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Glorious Epic of the Antarctic

Dir: Frank Hurley
88mins   1919   UK   U   

Hurley's documentary record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's troubled 1914-16 expedition to Antarctica is notable for its stunningly dramatic images and the matter-of-fact way in which it deals with the actions of the explorer in the face of death. Trapped in the pack ice and drifting helplessly, their ship Endurance was crushed and sank.

The camera turned to the crew's subsequent battle for survival, confirming South as one of the most remarkable exploration films ever made. Fully restored by the BFI National Archive and featuring a newly commissioned score by Neil Brand.



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