A New Anna Karenina
Based on Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel of the same name, Anna Karenina is doubtless one of the most highly anticipated
films of the year.
The film, which premiered
(首映) at the Toronto Film Festival, has received mostly positive reviews. While critics applauded
screenwriter Tom Stoppard and director Joe Wright’s ambitious collaboration (合作) in bringing the classic literary work to the big screen, even more of their rave reviews
(热情洋溢的评论) went to Keira Knightley.
In this deep and arresting (引人入胜的) tale that explores the different facets of love and the judgmental nature of society, the British actress plays one of literature’s most iconic heroines
, a married 19th-century Russian aristocratic
(贵族的) woman who pursues an affair that begins to destroy her.
The novel had been adapted at least a dozen times and actresses who have played the challenging role included greats such as Greta Garbo (格丽泰·嘉宝). But Knightley’s Anna is impressive in her own way. As one critic wrote, the actress comes off “exactly as angst-riddled
(饱受煎熬的), troubled, and magnificent
as Tolstoy devised (设计).”
Knightley, who disappoints people who are more interested in celebrity
values than acting skill, raises her game under Wright’s direction, as her work in Atonement (《赎罪》) and Pride and Prejudice have already confirmed.
The moment she steps onto the screen as Anna Karenina—absolute self-possession
(沉着) clear on her face—Knightley demands that we think of her in a new light. At 27 years old, already a decade into her career as a leading actress, she has shed the awkwardness
“I do feel more comfortable in my skin,” she said when talking in an interview about her growth over the years. “I go back to when I was very young and doing big films, and I can see that of course I was never going to be able to understand everything I was playing on a level that I could now.”
With her take on Anna Karenina, a more mature
Knightley has been predicted to have a good chance of getting another Oscar nod—she received a nomination for Best Actress with her role in Pride and Prejudice. How safe is that bet? Maybe you’ll have to find out for yourself.
Which film made Knightley received a nomination for Best Actress?
A all below
B Anna Karenina
D Pride and Prejudice