Anna Karenina (1997) short review


I veer back and forth on whether or not I like the plot and acting in this film — sometimes it doesn’t grab me at all, and sometimes it’s appropriately tragic and bleak. BUT it is one of the absolutely most gorgeously costumed movies I’ve ever seen, plus Sophie Marceau is beautiful and Sean Bean is hunky.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

2 Responses

  1. Michael L. McQuown

    If you like Sean Bean catch him in the three Sharpe’s Rifles TV series. Uniforms look good. I can’t say much about the women’s stuff, not my era.

  2. Janette

    The 1977 BBC version starring Nicola Paget and Stuart Wilson remains my favourite adaptation. The acting was so good that I see Nicola when I read the book and don’t find any other actress to be convincing in the role. Somewhere in my collection I have an earlier black and White version with Sean Connery playing Vronsky but have yet to watch it.