Though I can't really discuss the film
because of the studio embargo imposed until the release date, November 16, I thought
I'd share this observation about director Joe Wright and screenwriter Tom
Stoppard's adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina." The film has confused some because of its structure, a kind of play within the
film with stage sets, musical numbers, and other artifices.
Well, I guess it was inevitable. My first big disappointment at the festival, Rather than be negative and name names, and also because this is one of the films in competition (I'm on the FIPRESCI jury), I'll just say that the book it is based on is still great. And I'm not referring to "Anna Karenina," which everyone says was terrific and which I missed.