South Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (1919)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • South Alternative


The film record of Sir Ernest Shackleton's heroic but ill-starred attempt to cross Antarctica in 1914-16, photographed by Frank Hurley. A restored version of the silent original constructed by the National Film and Television Archive from a wide range of materials, including a print and negative deposited by the distributor Sir William Jury, a tinted print from the Nederlands Filmmuseum, and a set of glass slides that originally accompanied the film and lecture, which have been incorporated into this version of the film. The NTFVA applied its own tinting and toning to match the original prints. The soundtrack has an original musical score by Neil Brand.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top