D: David Lean
MGM (Carlo Ponti)
UK/Italy 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 1965
W: Robert Bolt [based on
the novel by Boris Pasternak]
Ed: Norman Savage
PD: John Box
Julie Christie (Lara),
Geraldine Chaplin (Tonya), Tom Courtenay (Pasha/Strelnikoff), Alec Guinness (Yevgraf), Siobhan McKenna (Anna), Ralph Richardson (Alexander), Omar Sharif (Yuri), Rod Steiger
You can't deny that David Lean's romantic
epic set against the backdrop of World War I is a beautifully photographed, meticulously crafted piece of cinema, but at 192 minutes, it's not really a film you'd want to
watch more than once.
The complex story follows a Moscow doctor,
exiled from his country during the communist revolution and separated from his only love.
Many scenes from Boris Pasternak's classic
novel have been omitted from the film, so it might make more sense if you read the book first. Still, it has many memorable scenes, performances and Maurice Jarre's haunting