Tolstoy classic brought to life

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LEO Tolstoy’s classic novel is brought to the big screen as an aristocrat enters into a life-changing affair in 19th Century Russia in Anna Karenina, released on Friday at the Showcase in Bargeddie.

Adapted by Academy Award winning writer Sir Tom Stoppard, Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) is a young and beautiful woman who is married to a rich government official named Karenin (Jude Law).

With the love long-gone from her relationship and her marriage in the midst of falling apart due to Karenin’s womanizing, the only thing helping her to continue is their son Serhoza.

Anna finds solace in the love of another man, the affluent and handsome Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). With the Count shamelessly pursuing Anna, she finally gives in and has an affair with him. Now she must fight against the social norms of Russian married life, Karenin’s indecision and decide whether or not to marry Count Vronsky.

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