Anna Karenina is acclaimed director Joe Wright's bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, 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 award-winning hits Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. The timeless story powerfully 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—while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. Also starring Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald and Olivia Williams. Academy Award winner for Best Costume Design. Official Web Site

Director:

Joe Wright

Cast:

Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Michelle Dockery, Ruth Wilson, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams, Shirley Henderson, Holliday Grainger, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Thomas Howes

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

2hrs 9mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

UK