Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pagan Sphinx Entertainment Highlight

This is a film to savor. It stars Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy...ummm...now I've lost my train of thought ;-)...where was I...oh, and Helen Mirren.  Directed by Michael Hoffman.

Highly recommended. *****

The Last Station is a love story set during the last year of the life of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. As his health deteriorates, Tolstoy (Plummer) is tended to by his wife Sofya (Mirren), daughter Sasha (Duff) and devoted disciple Valentin Bulgakov (McAvoy)

However, having rejected his title and embraced an ascetic lifestyle, Tolstoy finds himself increasingly at odds with Sofya. As he considers signing a new will leaving the rights to his work to the Russian people rather than his family, the conflict between husband and wife grows to breaking point.


7 comments:

  1. I think DW might enjoy better than I, but I would give it a go.

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  2. Any film with James McAvoy is all right with me ;-)

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  3. Thank you! I ordered it immediately from LoveFilm.

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  4. I'm on it - I love period pieces. thanks for the recommendation. great cast - I love Paul Gimatti too. happy Friday to you Gina.

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  5. Spangle - James McAvoy is a beautiful man! Helen Mirren is no slouch either - beautiful, talented and doubtless brainy.

    Vincent - let me know how you like it.

    Becky - yes, excellent acting. Is it Friday yet??

    imac - I think you may like it as well...

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  6. thanks


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  7. Looks like great entertainment to me. Will look it out.

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