Review: Anna Karenina

Joe Wright’s cinematic adaptation of the Tolstoy classic Anna Karenina is a work of art on its own
 Schayan Riaz Karachi

In a London preview screening of his last, unjustly underrated film Hanna, British director Joe Wright enthusiastically expressed his excitement about shooting a Tom Stoppard screenplay. While the latter is a proven master of his game, it is Wright who should be congratulated for what he has done with the playwright’s words.

But first, a confession. I have never read Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel Anna Karenina, nor have I seen the countless screen adaptations. The closest I ever came to the material was the one episode of Anna-Vronsky in 7 Khoon Maaf

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