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August 11, 2015 at 04:28 PM EDT

Doctor Zhivago (Movie - 1965)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
200 minutes
performer
Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger
director
David Lean
genre
Drama

Fifty years after David Lean’s romantic classic first premiered, Doctor Zhivago is coming back to theaters.

The British Film Institute announced that a newly restored version of Doctor Zhivago will debut in theaters in the United Kingdom in November to celebrate the film’s 50th anniversary. The 4K digital restoration of the classic film is part of the BFI’s new project, “Love,” which will celebrate some of the most iconic love stories of all time with theatrical re-releases, DVDs, and special screenings.

Starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie, Doctor Zhivago tells an epic love story set during the Russian Revolution and is based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. It won five Academy Awards and, adjusted for inflation, it’s the eighth highest-grossing film of all time at the North American box office. 

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