The 15 Must-See Movies of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Sep 18, 2012 Comments
Anna Karenina
Directed by: Joe Wright

Though Joe Wright injects dynamic visual and oral encounters into his films (the tapping typewriter in Atonement comes to mind), the filmmaker has gone a bit Baz Luhrmann or maybe Lars von Trier for his reunion with Keira Knightley. To unleash Leo Tolstoy's classic, Wright frames the film within a theater – played out almost entirely on a stage with moving set pieces, costume changes and stage lights. The consensus seems to be that it's flawed, but engaging. As a Keira Knightley period piece, it's sure to attract attention.

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