Anna Karenina (2012)
In Movie Theaters November 9, 2012
The About face: Trapped in a loveless marriage, Anna, looks for a better life, but finds only a more complicated one.
The Wild side: The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, is the epic love story Anna Karenina, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love).
The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna (Oscar loser Keira Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.
The Movie facts: In 1935 Greta Garbo played Anna Karenina on the big screen in the first version of the film with sound.
It has been remade countless times since, for TV and the big screen, never to spectacular success, which begs the question? Why again?
Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew MacFadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Ruth Wilson
Director: Joe Wright
Movie Studio: Focus Features
Rating: R (For sexual situations, adult themes)