Anna Karenina. Vronsky's Story

2017/Color/138 mins/Russia

Category Special Tribute
Director Karen Shakhnazarov
Producer Anton Zlatopolskiy, Karen Shakhnazarov
Screenplay Alexey Buzin, Karen Shakhnazarov
Cinematography Aleksandr Kuznetsov
Editor Irina Kozhemyakina
Music Yuriy Poteenko
Set Sergey Fevralev, Yulia Makushina
Costume Dmitriy Andreev, Lyudmila Rauzhina
Cast Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Maksim Matveyev, Vitaly Kishchenko, Kirill Grebenschchikov
Production Company NA
World Sales Mosfilm Cinema Concern
Festival/Awards NA

1904. The Russian-Japanese War. Manchuria. Russian military hospital on the retreat stations in a half-destroyed Chinese village. The head of the hospital Sergey Karenin learns that the wounded officer Count Vronsky is the person who ruined his mother Anna Karenina. Harboring no illusions and expecting no answers, Karenina comes to Vronsky and asks him the question which has been tormenting him all his life: what made his mother cross the line? After some hesitation Vronsky agrees to tell the story of his tragic love for Anna Karenina, observing that people remember only what they choose to remember. Immersed in the past, Vronsky begins to reassess the story of thirty years ago and finally comes to realize that for many years he has been in the grip of the bygone events.

Karen Shakhnazarov
Karen Georgievich Shakhnazarov is a Soviet and Russian-Armenian filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He became the Director General of the Mosfilm studios in 1998. His 1987 film Courier was entered into the 15th Moscow International Film Festival, where it won a Special Prize. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Public Chamber of Russia. His 2012 film White Tiger was selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.

Selected Filmography:
Ladies Invite Gentlemen (1980),
Zero City (1988),
The Assassin of Tsar (1991),
Day of the Full Moon (1998)