Thursday, June 19
(1965, David Lean) Guinness’ seemingly omnipresent fixer looks for brother Omar Sharif’s daughter while looking back at Sharif’s Doctor/poet in the Russian Revolution, torn between wife Geraldine Chaplin and fated mistress Julie Christie. Winner of Five Academy Awards. Approx. 197 min. DCP.
“An example of superb old-style craftsmanship at the service of a soppy romantic vision, and although its portentous historical drama evaporates once you return to the fresh air, watching it can be seductive. When Zhivago and Lara enter the abandoned dacha, and the snow and frost have preceded them, turning everything into a winter fairyland… you simultaneously think about the skilled set decoration, and catch your breath at the beauty.”
– Roger Ebert