Director: Joe Wright

Country: UK

Year: 2012

Director Joe Wright who made great successful movies like Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and Hanna brings a stunning adaptation of the famous Russian novel in ANA KARENINA. It’s the third collaboration between him and Keira Knightley and it has a great British cast including Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and others. The movie is different that your usual movies from the period drama genre. It’s artistic and has a theatrical feeling to it.

Some of the key scenes are shot like they are part of a play which gave the movie a feeling of being separated into chapters. This gave the movie something different and new which makes this movie the closest to reading a book by watching a movie. The sets were compact and limited instead of big halls and open spaces like we usually see in such movies which made this movie more intimate and realistic. Might not be to everyone’s taste, but if you are a fan of the book or of period drama films in general then make sure not to miss this.