Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago
  • 1965
  • US / UK
  • 3h 13min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Lean
  • Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay
  • Language: English, Russian

Sparkling digital restoration of Lean's epic, itself adapted from Pasternak's novel. It frequently surrenders to flamboyant melodrama and fails to engage with the political context, but Sharif is affecting as the titular medic and poet and Christie is divine as the love of his life. Whatever its flaws, films made with this much chutzpah last forever.

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Doctor Zhivago

23 Nov 20154 stars

Omar Sharif and Julie Christie fall in love all over again in this digitally restored reissue

A swooningly romantic cinematic chocolate box timed to light up the festive season, Doctor Zhivago returns in a 4K digital restoration, with its snow sparkling more pristinely than ever. David Lean’s epic, expensive adaptation of Boris Pasternak’s…

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