Joe Wright

Anna Karenina

by Alan Rapp on November 30, 2012

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Anna Karenina
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“Sin has a price, you can be sure of that.”

anna-karenina-posterAttempting another historical adaptation of classic literature, while re-teaming with leading lady Keira Knightley (with whom he collaborated on both Pride & Prejudice and Atonement), director Joe Wright delivers the unexpected with an evocative and dazzling adaptation of Leo Tolstoy‘s legendary novel Anna Karenina.

Limited by budgetary considerations and an unwillingness to repurpose locations other adaptations of Tolstoy’s work, or those used by various recent historical dramas, Wright hit upon an extraordinary idea to breathe new life in the staid genre by staging a setting that transforms around its characters. The result is a game changer in how movies like Anna Karenina are told and a serious contender for the best film of 2012.

Set in Russia during the late 19th Century our story concerns rich socialite Anna Karenina (Knightley), her marriage to an honorable but bland government official (Jude Law), and her temptation and eventual affair with the far more dashing Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).

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  • Title: Anna Karenina
  • IMDB: link


Anna Karena, the latest adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel which reunites Keira Knightley and director Joe Wright has released a new poster for the film as well as its first trailer. In the movie Knightley stars as a Russian aristocrat who has an affair with the affluent Count Vronsky (Aaron Johnson). Jude LawKelly MacdonaldMatthew MacfadyenEmily WatsonMichelle Dockery, and Olivia Williams also star. The film opens in limited release in select cities on November 9th.