Film screening: The life of Boris Pasternak

January 26, 2017 RBTH
Boris Pasternak in Peredelkino, 1956 Source: TASS
30 January

The life of Boris Pasternak is a drama documentary made for LWT, Granada films, WDR and Videofilm USSR. Boris Pasternak, discredited by Stalin, creator of the immortal Dr. Zhivago, was denied the Nobel prize by Khrushchev. Dr. Zhivago was banned in the USSR until 1988. Only now can the story of Pasternak be told. The words of Pasternak are spoken by Robert Powell, with Imogen Stubbs as Lara and Olga.

The film was directed by Nicolas Kullmann, grandson of Maria Kullmann the founder of Pushkin House.

The life of Boris Pasternak will be shown at Pushkin House on Jan. 30, 6:15pm. For tickets visit

Read more: When books were weapons: The spy story behind the Zhivago Affair

Like us on Facebook