57th BFI London Film Festival | Pick of the Day: Friday 18th October – The Epic of Everest

Epic of Everest

Always a treat, this year’s London Film Festival Archive Gala showcases the official film of the 1924 Everest expedition, the one during which British climbers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared tantalizingly close to the summit. Shot under harsh conditions by Captain John Noel, the film doesn’t just provide a record of the expedition but gives a fascinating glimpse of Tibetan life at the time.  The BFI National Archive restoration features a digital reproduction of the original coloured tints and tones and will be accompanied by a live performance of the new score by Simon Fisher Turner, who did a splendid job on The Great White Silence.

The Epic of Everestshows at 6.15pm tonight at the Odeon West End

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