Lawrence of Arabia – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

Lawrence of Arabia
UK | 1962 | 228’ | DCP | Colour | English, Arabic, Turkish | Group: B

Director: David Lean

An introduction of the film will be given by film delegation before the film screening

2018/12/14 15:00 Cinematheque‧Passion


One of cinema’s all-time greats recounts the true life experiences of T.E. Lawrence, better known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia. A young, idealistic British officer in WWI, Lawrence is assigned to the camp of Prince Feisal, an Arab tribal chieftain and leader in a revolt against the Turks. In a series of brilliant tactical manoeuvres, Lawrence leads fifty of Feisal’s men in a tortured three week crossing of the Nefud Desert to attack the strategic Turkish held port of Aqaba. And following his successful raids against Turkish troops and trains, Lawrence’s triumphant leadership and unyielding courage gain him nearly god-like status among his Arab brothers.


David Lean

UK director David Lean (1908-1991) is considered one of the greatest film-makers in history. His oeuvre takes in a handful of all-time classic titles including In Which We Serve (1942) co-directed with Noel Coward, Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), Summertime (1955), The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957), Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) and Dr Zhivago (1965). He won two directing Oscars and was nominated a further five times. He began his career as a teaboy for Gaumont-British Studios in 1928 and became a successful film editor before graduating to directing.


Director David Lean

Cast Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif

Scriptwriter Robert Bolt

Cinematographer Freddie Young

Editor Jay Halili

Production Designer John Box

Music Mauric Jarre

Costumes Phyllis Dalton

Producers Sam Spiegel

Production Horizon Pictures

Distributor Park Circus Limited

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