The turbulence of revolutionary Russia is overwhelming and the performances, notably of Julie Christie, are unforgettable. There are layers, plot-lines, characters & themes, reminiscent of traditional Russian greats; Tolstoy & Chekov, but this is a Hollywood epic with a star studded cast. The story centres on Yuri Zhivago, a doctor with a penchant for poetry who, although married, falls in love with another woman, amidst the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Lyrical score by Maurice Jarre & breathtaking cinematography by Freddie Young. Winner Five Oscars. TMc. Pleased to announce we are screening a brand new 35mm Panavision print, with Digital Sound.
Lara inspires lechery in Komarovsky (her mother's lover who is a master at surviving whoever runs Russia) and can't compete with passion for the revolution of the man she marries, Pasha. Her true love is Zhivago who also loves his wife. Lara is the one who inspires poetry. The story is narrated by Zhivago's half brother Yevgraf, who has made his career in the Soviet Army. At the beginning of the film he is about to meet a young woman he believes may be the long lost daughter of Lara and Zhivago.