Films directed by David Lean

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

By David Jenkins

Did we really need David Lean’s turgid, three hour epic back on our cinema screens?


Brief Encounter (1945)

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Rural train platforms were transformed forever by this high peak of screen romance from David Lean.

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

By Matt Thrift

Restored, re-released and resplendent. David Lean’s 1962 historical epic is back, and better than ever.

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