Adapted by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) from Leo Tolstoy's novel by the same name, Anna Karenina is an exquisite tale of passion and obsession starring Oscar nominees Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice) and Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), along with Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Savages) and Matthew Macfadyen (Death at a Funeral).
Discover why director Joe Wright and the cast decided on the radical setting of a derelict theatre for their adaptation of Anna Karenina.
Keira and Joe – Together Again
Keira Knightly and director Joe Wright share their experience of coming together for a third time to create this beautiful interpretation of the Tolstoy classic.
Movement and Flow
The cast and crew talk about working with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and the heavy use of choreography and movement used to tell the story.
An Epic Love Story
Director Joe Wright and the cast discuss the overarching theme of love and how it impacts each of the characters in a myriad of ways.
Hear how screenwriter Tom Stoppard approached the difficult task of adapting the Tolstoy classic into a screenplay while maintaining the essence of the story.
About the film
Set in late 19th century Imperial Russia, beautiful young aristocrat Anna Karenina (Knightly), wife of the conservative Alexei Karenin (Law), finds herself defiantly drawn to the dashing young Calvary Officer, Count Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson). Jeopardising her marriage and societal standing, she embarks on a passionate and scandalous affair that leads to her tragic fate.
Anna Karenina, directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement), is an extraordinary film which seamlessly transitions from book to set, parading decadent costumes that won acclaimed designer Jacqueline Durran an Academy Award for Achievement in Costume Design and a British Academy for Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Costume Design.
A classic period drama and visual masterpiece, Anna Karenina is the perfect edition to anyone's home collection. Available on Blu-ray™ (RRP$44.95) and DVD (RRP $39.95) from June 13, 2013.
Blu-ray Bonus Features:
• Deleted scenes
• Anna Karenina: An Epic Story About Love
• Adapting Tolstoy
• Keira as Anna
• On Set with Director Joe Wright
• Dressing Anna
• Anna Karenina: Time-lapse Photography