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Joe Wright, 2012
UK | 130 minutes
Followed by an extended conversation with Joe Wright and Tom Stoppard!
This event is currently standby only. Tickets will be available at the Walter Reade Theater box office just prior to showtime on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tolstoy’s classic tragedy of aristocratic life in 19th century Russia comes to the screen as you’ve never quite seen it before in Wright and Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard’s gorgeous, dazzlingly stylized new adaptation. Oscar nominee Keira Knightley is brilliant as the ill-fated Anna, whose affair with the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) jeopardizes her marriage (to government official Jude Law) and scandalizes St. Petersburg high society. Taking Shakespeare’s cue that “all the world’s a stage,” Stoppard and Wright set the action under a theatrical proscenium that intensifies the love story’s already heightened emotions and sense of an appearance-obsessed society in which nothing is quite as it seems.