Afternoon Classics: Doctor Zhivago

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Our December Afternoon Classic is Doctor Zhivago Winner of five Academy Awards, and the eighth most successful film ever at the US box office, Doctor Zhivago returns to cinemas in a beautiful new 4K digital restoration.

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 (Omar Sharif) meets the beautiful Lara (Julie 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.

"Maurice Jarre's music is as beguiling as ever and Lean squeezes all the pathos that he can out of the romance between Sharif's Yuri Zhivago and Julie Christie's febrile and gorgeous Lara Antipova." ★★★★ The Independent

Join us for a celebratory Free glass of mulled wine & Christmas Cake at this festive Afternoon Classic screening.

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Director: David Lean

Cast: Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness

USA/UK 1965

Run time 200 mins + interval

***"This project is supported by Film Hub North West Central, proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network" ★★★

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