Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson
Duration: 130 mins
Rating: M - Mature themes, sex scenes and brief gore
Release Date: 14 February, 2013
The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, following the award-winning boxoffice successes Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart.
Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina (Knightley) enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky (Johnson). As Anna questions her happiness and marriage to Alexei Karenin (Law), change comes to all around her.Now Showing at
4 Academy Award nominations including Cinematography, Costume Design, Music - Original Score & Production Design
1 Golden Globe nomination- Best Original Score
It is risky and ambitious enough to count as an act of artistic hubris, and confident enough to triumph on its own slightly - wonderfully - crazy terms.
-A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
A furiously ambitious literary adaptation, the best of Wright and Knightley's careers, that tries to make us feel the intense sexuality and terror and grief of a classic novel ...
-Andrew O'Hehir, SALON.COM
This story has been filmed many times, but never with this kind of erotic charge. Knightley is glorious. My advice is to let Wright's Anna Karenina work its strange and marvelous spell.
-Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
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