Why Doctor Zhivago is the one film to watch this week

David Lean’s epic tale of loss and longing is being re-released as part of the BFI’s Love season. Peter Bradshaw recommends Lean’s film, which tracks the illicit love affair between Omar Sharif’s idealistic doctor and the tragic, abused Lara (Julie Christie) across the course of the Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago, which also stars Tom Courtenay and Rod Steiger, is playing across the UK in selected cinemas