Anna-Karenina-PosterJoe Wright’s Anna Karenina is one of the finest period dramas in recent memory, going above and beyond what you’d expect of an ordinary entrance into the genre, which is precisely why the film is surrounded with Oscar buzz, particularly for leading actress Keira Knightley.

The film was released in the UK back in September – you can read our review here – and is currently on limited release in the US, and will be opening wider across the country this Friday.

We recently saw a great new featurette focusing on the brilliant script from Academy Award-winning writer, Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), and now a new TV spot has debuted online, featuring quotations taken from a handful of deservedly praising reviews.

“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.”

Knightley stars alongside Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the leading trio, with Matthew Macfadyen, Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Olivia Williams, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Watson, and Holliday Grainger completing the cast wonderfully.

Anna Karenina is currently playing in a limited engagement in the US, and will be opening across the country this Friday, 30th November. When it arrives in your nearest theatre, I highly recommend you seek it out; it is very much a must-see film of the year.

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