Words by Naomi Jeffreys
“Romantic love will be the last illusion of the old order.”
Anna Karenina, this will be in the name of every movie goers lips in the next couple of months. This lavish-spectacle of a film showcases all the upcoming British talent, whilst simaltaneously cementing Keira Knightley as one of the best actors in the world.
The synopsis of the film, according to IMDB is: ‘Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.’
So, the reviews are in across the pond at the Toronto Film Festival. Collider.com said: “Joe Wright is a gifted director. His direction is daring, inventive, captivating, and unforgettable. “, ” Everything is beautifully orchestrated, costumed, and choreographed, but the players are prisoners. ” Whereas Twitch.com wrote: “Other supremely talented character actors make their requisite appearances, including a simpering and underused Kelly McDonald.”
The Rabbit Film saw Anna Karenina and thought it was a beautifully shot, cleverly directed Blockbuster film, showcasing the undeniable talent of Keira Knightley and a host of other British talent. Wright’s vision of the film, to set the action inside a theatre is clever, literally taking how Aristocrats in that time period must have felt, that they are being constantly watched, that there is no place to hide and that it is an awfully claustrophobic world.
Anna Karenina is out in cinemas in the UK now.
Check out these Red Carpet images of the Anna Karenina cast: