The Great White Silence


Breathtaking footage from the ends of the Earth...

The Great White Silence review

A century on, Captain Scott’s tragic expedition to the South Pole remains a moving monument to courage and adventure.

Herbert Ponting’s equally pioneering footage forms the basis of his documentary, a privileged glimpse into early filmmaking with awe-inspiring imagery of “crystal cliffs” and frolicking penguins.

The astounding clarity of the BFI’s restoration makes these wonders feel fresh, with Ponting’s original colour tinting and an ethereal new soundtrack.

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 10th 2011
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