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'Doctor Zhivago' to be re-released in the U.K. for 50th anniversary

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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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