Rating: G
Length: 240 mins
Cast: Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif


“If ever a film demanded to be seen on a big cinema screen it’s David Lean’s great epic about the extraordinary career of T.E. Lawrence and the shaping of the post-World War I Middle East. In his first major role, Peter O’Toole is a mesmerising Lawrence and the supporting cast includes Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quinn, Claude Rains and Omar Sharif. The film won Oscars for Best Film, Director, Cinematography (Fred- die Young), Music (Maurice Jarre), and Art Direction.” DAVID STRATTON.

The film as a whole is widely considered one of the greatest ever made. Additionally, its visual style has influenced many directors, including George Lucas, Sam Peckinpah, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, and Steven Spielberg, who called the film a “miracle”.

The film is regarded as a masterpiece of world cinema and is ranked highly on many lists of the best films ever made. The AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE ranked the film 5th in its original and 7th in its updated list of the greatest films and first in its list of the greatest films of the “epic” genre.

In 1991, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

In 1999 the film placed third in a BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE poll of the best British films ever made and in 2001 the magazine Total Film called it “as shockingly beautiful and hugely intelligent as any film ever made” and “faultless”.

It has ranked in the top ten films of all time in a SIGHT AND SOUND directors’ poll.

Official Trailer