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
Cinematography: Freddie Young
Music: Maurice Jarre

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

Awards: Five Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design; it was nominated for five others (including Best Picture and Best Director.

Also won five awards at the 23rd Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for Sharif.

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