- UK / France
- 2h 10min
- Directed by: Joe Wright
- Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson
- UK release: 7 September 2012
Adaptation of Tolstoy's classic novel, in which the title character (Knightley) has an affair with an army officer (Taylor-Johnson). Despite lush photography and a charismatic (if low-key) performance by Knightley, the clever design and theatrical presentation make the characters seem spoiled and shallow, and rob the story of impact.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Anna Karenina4 Sep 2012
Handsome adaptation that doesn't quite capture the emotional depth of Tolstoy's novel
Scripted by Tom Stoppard and directed by Joe Wright who gave us Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, this take on the great Russian doorstep makes the romantic and social machinations of its characters into a play-within-a-film, complete with curtains…
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