Sunday, 22 November 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 341: Mon Dec 7

Doctor Zhivago (Lean, 1965): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 6.30pm

This film is re-released as part of the BFI Love season and runs from November 27 to December 30. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
David Lean's 1965 adaptation of Pasternak's romance of the Russian Revolution is intelligent and handsomely mounted, though it doesn't use its length to build to a particularly complex emotional effect. It's a thin, snaky epic with more breadth than body, rather like watching an entire Masterpiece Theatre chapter play in a single sitting. Omar Sharif doesn't have the dimensionality an epic lead requires, but Julie Christie shines brightly in support. With Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine Chaplin, and Siobhan McKenna; photographed by Frederick A. Young.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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