An illicit love affair and a romantic time period make Anna Karenina a desirable film from the get-go. It helps that the source material is inspired, but Joe Wright and Tom Stoppard’s source material proves magical from it’s theatrical opening sequence to its imaginative transformations through time and space.
Anna Karenina may not be for everyone’s pallet, but its travels through wit and drama should leave any viewer wondering what will come next.
Best Special Feature: Each of the featurettes is fairly short and probably could have been put together as one longer documentary. However, of the short bonus features “Dressing Anna” is one of the best, as it explains the merging of the period piece with the fantastical and how costuming can sometimes have a greater effect on the creation of a film than the audience may usually think about.
Other Special Features:
“Anna Karenina: An Epic Story About Love”
“Kiera as Anna”
“On Set with Director Joe Wright”
“Anna Karenina: Time-Lapse Photography”
Feature Commentary with Joe Wright