Director: David Lean
Cast: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay, Siobhan McKenna, Ralph Richardson, Rita Tushingham
Genre: drama, romance, history, war
Runtime: 197 min.
As the political landscape changes, and the Czarist regime comes to an end in revolutionary Russia, Dr. Zhivago's relationships reflect the political turmoil raging around him. Though he is married, the vagaries of war lead him to begin a love affair with the beautiful Lara. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the film captures the lushness of Moscow before the war and the violent social upheaval that followed.
Awards & Festivals:
Academy Awards – Oscar (Best Cinematography, Best Writing - Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design, Best Music)
Cannes Film Festival – participation
BAFTA Awards nomination – Best Film from any Source, Best British Actor, Best British Actress
David di Donatello Award – Best Foreign Production, Best Foreign Director, Best Foreign Actress
Golden Globes, USA – Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Actor – Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score
Grammy Award – Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show
National Board of Review, USA – Best Actress, Top Ten Films