Going to the theatre to watch “Anna Karenina,” I was skeptical about it. I carried with me a bad impression from another collaboration by director Joe Wright and actress Keira Knightley, “Pride and Prejudice” from 2005.
However, the British team turned out to be much more delicate with the Russian classic novel by Leo Tolstoy than it was with Jane Austen’s piece.
Published in Russia in 1878, “Anna Karenina” is mostly known as a tragic story of a married noblewoman who leaves her husband for a lover, and later, devastated by jealousy, throws herself under the train. Beyond that, the novel is a huge study of the Russian mentality and culture, although Wright’s screening focuses on Anna’s story only, leaving other storylines behind.
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