Anna Karenina seems to have everything – beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored, beautiful son. But her marriage to the pompous Alexei Karenin can only bring emptiness. Everything changes when she encounters the reckless and passionate Count Vronsky and their scandalous relationship gives rise to bitterness that will affect all who come near. Helen Edmundson’s adaptation places Anna’s story in juxtaposition with that of Levin, a passionate idealist whose love for Princess Katerina could bring redemption to this dark story.
Helen Edmundson’s exemplary adaptation succeeds beyond expectation. To cinematic fluidity is added dazzling stylisation. – The Times
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