Doctor Zhivago


Tuesday 13th August 7pm Godalming Borough Hall

Runtime: 200m

Certificate: PG

Year: 1966

Synopsis: During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father’s suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother’s lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.


Director: David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge Over the River Kwai)

Screenplay: Robert Bolt, based on novel by Boris Pasternak.

Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rob Steiger, Alec Guiness.


OSCARS: Best Adapted Screenplay: Robert Bolt. Best Original Score: Maurice Jarre. Best Cinematography: Freddie Young. Best Art Direction:John Box, Terence Marsh and Dario Simoni. Best Costume Design: Phyllis Dalton.

GOLDEN GLOBES: Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Original Score.

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