John Hurt takes the title role in this study of a man's journey to self-discovery in the frozen isolation of Antarctica. Co-starring Hayley Mills and Dudley Sutton, with a script from award-winning writer Anthony Shaffer and wildlife sequences shot by multi-award-winning filmmaker Arne Sucksdorff, Mr Forbush and the Penguins is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. Life for Richard Forbush, brilliant biology student and conceited philanderer, is one long rou...
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Al Viola's adaptation of Graham Billing's novel about how a man's outlook on life is changed by his harsh surroundings. Richard Forbush (John Hurt), a shallow man and philanderer, wants to win back the affections of his girlfriend Tara (Haley Mills) and decides that moving to the Antarctic to study the life-cycle of penguins is just the way to impress her. Whilst there he embarks on a solitary struggle of survival and having begun to deeply admire the penguins uses this knowledge to keep himself alive.