The Epic of Everest (1924) is the official film record, shot by Captain John Noel, of the third British expedition to attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak, which straddles the border between China and Nepal. On 8 June they disappeared from sight. Did they reach the summit? We will never know. In collaboration with Sandra Noel, the director’s daughter, the British Film Institute has restored this classic mountaineering documentary. The BFI also commissioned a brand new score composed by Simon Fisher Turner, who has just been awarded Best Original Film Score at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards. The Epic of Everest made its new-look debut at the 2013 London Film Festival. We are proud to present its Asian debut as part of Shanghai International Film Festival, which will also feature live music performed by Simon Fisher Turner and musicians. Don’t miss this unique event.
Time: 20.30 – 22.00, Monday 9 June 2014
Venue: Hall 5, Shanghai Film Museum, 595 Caoxi Road, Xuhui District
Pirce: RMB 100 
Ticket booking website:​m/activity/10965455
About Simon Fisher Turner
Simon Fisher Turner is an English musician, songwriter, composer, producer and actor. Working on the project for over a year, Simon Fisher Turner “went about gathering the musicians in the same way I cast extras for Jarman’s films”. Among musicians, he enlisted labelmate, James Brooks (Land Observations) and the pioneering cellist and composer, Peter Gregson.

This is a collage, explains Simon Fisher Turner, “only made possible with the internet connections we have these days. It’s a soundtrack made from found and stolen life sounds, alongside new music and fake foleys.”

Simon Fisher Turner is renowned for his film soundtrack work, which began with Derek Jarman for whom he scored many feature films, including Caravaggio (1986), The Last of England (1988), The Garden (1990), and Jarman’s final film Blue (1993).