Lok Virsa to screen historical film ‘Anna Karenina’ on July 30

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Mandwa Film Club to screen ‘Anna Karenina’ on Saturday

ISLAMABAD, July 14 (APP): Lok Virsa Mandwa Film Club would organize screening of film “Anna Karenina” on July 30 at Lok Virsa Media center.

Anna Karenina is a 2012 British historical romance film directed by Joe Wright. Adapted by Tom Stoppard from Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel of the same name, the film depicts the tragedy of Russian aristocrat and socialite Anna Karenina, wife of senior statesman Alexei Karenin, and her affair with the affluent officer Count Vronsky which leads to her ultimate demise.

Keira Knightley stars in the lead role as Karenina, marking her third collaboration with Wright following both Pride and Prejudice (2005) and Atonement (2007), while Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson appear as Karenin and Vronsky, respectively.

Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander appear in key supporting roles.

Produced by Working Title Films in association with StudioCanal, the film premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.

It was released on September 7, 2012 in the United Kingdom and Ireland and on November 9, 2012 in the United States.

It earned four nominations at the 85th Academy Awards and six nominations at the 66th British Academy Film Awards, winning Jacqueline Durran both prizes for Best Costume Design.

In addition, Anna Karenina garnered six nominations at the 17th Satellite Awards, including a Best Actress nod for Knightley and Best Adapted Screenplay for Stoppard.