Anna Karenina

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Rated:
R (for some sexuality and violence)
Running time:
130 minutes
Synopsis:

A bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, adapted from Leo Tolstoy's timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her.

Release date:
November 16, 2012
Website:
http://focusfeatures.com/anna_karenina
Quick review:
Joe Wright’s lovely adaptation of the Tolstoy opus stars the filmmaker’s “Pride & Prejudice" and “Atonement" muse, Keira Knightley, as the Russian princess who tumbles into a passionate affair, jeopardizing her marriage and social standing. Shot in a theater – not just on its stage, but in the grand hall’s every nook and cranny – this is an interpretation full of deliberate artifice, all the better to let the real emotions burst through.
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