An epic romance set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago is one of cinema’s great love stories.
In Moscow on the eve of the First World War, medical student Yuri Zhivago (Sharif) meets the beautiful Lara (Christie), setting in train a fateful romance that turns their lives upside down. Featuring excellent supporting performances by Alec Guinness, Rod Steiger, Geraldine Chaplin and Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Doctor Zhivago portrays at its heart an intensely human and passionate relationship, challenged by the monumental politics of tradition and war.
Drama | Romance | War
Dir. David Lean, US/UK, 1965, 200 mins
Cast: Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness