This classic story from the novel by Leo Tolstoy unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and 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. As Anna questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.
"The story has been filmed many times, but never with this kind of erotic charge. Knightley is glorious, her eyes blazing with a carnal yearning that can turn vindictive at any perceived slight."--Rolling Stone
"Risky and ambitious enough to count as an act of artistic hubris, and confident enough to triumph on its own slightly - wonderfully - crazy terms."--The New York Times
Directed by Joe Wright; Starring Aaron Johnson, Jude Law, Keira Knightley, and Matthew MacFadyen; 129 minutes; 2012; Rated R for some sexuality and violence.
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