1965 Certificate: pg


David Lean's truly epic account of Boris Pasternak's stirring love story set during the Russian Revolution deservedly won five Oscars. Once seen, the performances of Omar Sharif as a poet and noble doctor caught up in the Russian Revolution and Julie Christie as the love of his life haunt the memory for ever. The smouldering story highlights romantic snowbound landscapes, a long, doom-laden steam train journey and a ferocious cavalry charge and the movie also finds time for memorable turns by Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Tom Courtenay and Ralph Richardson plus the haunting Lara's Song.


  • David Lean


  • Alec Guinness

  • Ralph Richardson

  • Rod Steiger

  • Omar Sharif

  • Julie Christie

  • Geraldine Chaplin