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Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910)

Leo Tolstoy was an outstanding Russian writer, publicist, thinker, and one of the greatest novelists in world literature. Tolstoy’s most significant works are the novels “Anna Karenina” and “War and Peace”. These are profound psychological works in which the writer intricately revealed not only the inner world of the characters but also reflected the most important social problems of society.

“Anna Karenina”

Director: Alexander Zarkhi

Composer: Rodion Shchedrin

Cinematographer: Leonid Kalashnikov

Starring: Tatiana Samoilova, Vasily Lanovoy, Nikolay Gritsenko

1967*143 min.

French subtitles.

The film is based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel of the same name. At the heart of the melodrama is a tragic love story and betrayal, the fate of a woman who, for the sake of passion, decides to irrevocably change her life. Anna Karenina, unable to deny her feelings for her lover, rejects the moral norms of high society, trying to defend her right to love. Her husband separates Anna from her son, and her acquaintances turn away from her…

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