Anna Karenina was released in UK theatres last weekend, and has been garnering substantial critical acclaim, having also made its North American debut at TIFF – you can read our own review here. Its US release has been held back until November, which should prime it for a run in the coming awards season.
Keira Knightley stars in the eponymous lead, and debuted dozens upon dozens of beautiful new images have been released for your viewing pleasure.
“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.”
Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement) is reuniting with Knightley once more, directing a script penned by the Oscar-winning Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), who adapts the classic original novel by Leo Tolstoy.
Starring alongside Knightley is an excellent cast, headed up by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Holliday Grainger, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, Emily Watson, and Ruth Wilson.
Having been at TIFF since the day before the film was released in the UK, I’ve not yet had a chance to see it for myself, but I can’t wait to see it on the big screen now that I’m back home.
Anna Karenina will be released in the US on 16th November, and is currently playing in UK cinemas. Knightley is one of a handful of leading ladies with such a prominent role heading into the Oscars, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see her name among the nominees for Best Actress come January. For now, here are over a hundred new images from the film (a few of which have surfaced in scanned form previously), all of which you can click to enlarge.