Last month we got seduced by the moustache in the film’s first official trailer and this afternoon we can enjoy a 6 minute clip from Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina. Last Summer the British director raised a few eyebrows when he directed Hanna proving one thing, that Arthouse film is not limited to certain genres, this year fans of the filmmaker will breathe a little easier knowing he is now back in familiar territory with Anna Karenina.
In this wonderful new clip introduced by Wright himself he explains the shoot was filmed over a 100 inter connected rooms helping the filming flow with fluidity easing into a completely different set with ease at the end. What this clip does also showcase is the stellar performances from the cast especially Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Johnson. We mustn’t forget what this clip also does is highlight the wealth, the class of the time. Knightley plays the eponymous titular character Anna an Russian high society aristocrat who finds herself entangled in a love affair with a Count Vronsky (played by Aaron Johnson and his monster moustache) whose relationship starts to threaten the fabric of those close to them.
Some people ask why do we still make ‘classic literature’ adapted films? When you have the likes of Joe Wright directing you can see why people still love these films, elegantly wonderful to read, crafted masterfully onto the big screen. Anna Karenina is adapted from a Leo Tolstoy novel scripted by Tom Stoppard and also stars Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Watson, Domhnall Gleeson, Holliday Grainger, and Olivia Williams. Anna Karenina will arrive in UK&Ireland September 7th and in USA November 9th.
The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” is the epic love story “Anna Karenina,” adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story 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 (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.
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