Peter Delpeut’s adventure film The Forbidden Quest (1993) was duly restored by the Eye Filmmuseum. This year, this restored version, incorporating gorgeous vintage footage, will be screened on a large screen during the festival.
The NFF presents, in association with Eye Filmmuseum, the restored version of The Forbidden Quest, an adventure movie by Peter Delpeut from 1993. In the year 1941, the old ship’s carpenter J.C. Sullivan recounts his adventures aboard the Hollandia during a very secret expedition to the South Pole in 1905. To illustrate his incredible story, Sullivan shows the footage that was allegedly shot during the mission by a cameraman who sailed with them. These fragments, authentic footage recorded at the beginning of the 20th century on the North and South Pole by cameramen like Frank Hurley and Herbert Ponting, was discovered at the time by director Peter Delpeut in the collection of the Netherlands Filmmuseum and incorporated in this film based on his scenario. In the process, he was inspired by authors like Edgar Allan Poe and Jules Verne.
You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.