Anna Karenina

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2013 Academy Award Nominee! Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design; Best Production Design; Best Original Score

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Nominee! Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best production Design, 2013 Academy Awards


“NYT CRITICS PICK! Mr. Wright's Anna Karenina is different. 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.” – AO Scott, New York Times

“A masterpiece of moving pieces, a dizzying and obscenely beautiful film that boils down Tolstoy's text to its most basic elements by making literal the theater of high society.” – David Ehrlich, Box Office Magazine

“Knightley embodies Anna as a girlish woman who has never felt erotic love … It's a nervy performance, acutely attuned to the volcanic changes a naive creature must enjoy and endure on her first leap into mad passion. She helps make Anna Karenina an operatic romance worth singing about.” – Richard Corliss, Time Magazine


Anna Karenina is acclaimed director Joe Wright's bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, passion and destruction, stirringly adapted from Leo Tolstoy's great novel by Academy Award-winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). Unfolding in its original late-19th-century Russian high-society setting, the drama marks the third collaboration of the director with Academy Award-nominated actress Keira Knightley, following their hits Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. The timeless story follows a young woman questioning her happiness and marriage, leading to a powerful exploration of the capacity for love that surges through the human heart—from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children—while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. Also starring Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald and Olivia Williams. (Dir. by Joe Wright, 2012, UK, 129 mins., Rated R, Focus Features) Digital


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