The British Film Institute (BFI) and Studiocanal will present a special screening of Scott of the Antarctic (1948) for one night only at the Royal Geographic Society in Kensington, London, United Kingdom, on December 19.
The screening will be follows by a Q & A Session with legendary explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes, whose works include a biography on Captain Scott.
Scott of the Antarctic has been restored in 2K from its original Technicolor three strip negative as part of the BFI’s Unlocking Film Heritage program. The newly version was released earlier this year on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Scott of the Antarctic was first released in 1948. Produced by Ealing Studios and directed by Charles Frend, the film depicts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition of 1912 and his attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole in Antarctica.
The film has often been praised for its unflinching realism and faithfulness to the real events of the polar treck, with emphasis on the stoic titular character, portrayed by Sir John Mills, and the hostility of the Antarctic environment. Alongside Mills, the film features Sir Christopher Lee and Kenneth More among others.