The latest film version of Tolstoy's classic novel is also much decorated. The love triangle unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting, although much of the action takes place on a stage, signifying Anna's artificial world. It powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.
130 minutes, No persons under 13 (Sex, Violence) Drama, Period piece, Romance, On the art circuit