Anna was an aristocrat, who traveled from St Petersburg to Moscow in order to help save the marriage of her brother, Prince Oblonsky. the Prince recently had an affair with his housemaid. Anna herself had a cold marriage with her husband, Count Alexei, whom she had a son with. one day, Anna met with Count Vronsky, an officer at the train station, and they felt attracted by each other. she learned that Vronsky will be proposing to Kitty, who was the sister of her brother's wife. after the dance, Anna started an affair with Vronsky and soon faced a tragic fate.
despite the attraction at first glance, i failed to fully understand the film. the relationship the characters shared was so confusing that i wasn't sure who belonged to who. at some point i wondered if they film was only trying to have a theatrical effect to it rather than a storyline. the characters no matter how close they said they were, even for those who shared an affair together, felt so cold against each other. they had no chemistry at all, just some perfectly beautiful looking figurines placed together. the film was such a disappointment as it was so difficult to find a film taking the backdrop of the 19th centuries.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Joe Wright
- released: 2012
- casts: Matthew Macfadyen, Keira Knightley, Kelly Macdonald, Guro Nagelhus Schia, Aruhan Galieva, Jude Law, Eric MacLennan
- language: English
- genre: Drama