After almost fifty years of marriage, the Countess Sofya (Helen Mirren), Leo Tolstoy’s (Christopher Plummer) devoted wife, suddenly finds her entire world turned upside down, when the great Russian novelist decides to renounce his title and his property and to leave the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his family. Feeling betrayed by her husband’s disciple, Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), and using Tolstoy’s worshipful new assistant Valentin (James McAvoy) as a pawn, she fights for what she believes is rightfully hers. The film is adapted from the bestselling novel The Last Station, by Jay Parini, who drew on the diary entries of Tolstoy’s closest relatives and friends. Descendants of Tolstoy have acted as advisers throughout the production. As Writer/Director Michael Hoffman says, “THE LAST STATION gives us a very unusual opportunity to go beyond the standard biopic in order to create a vivid, moving picture about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without. It’s not a film about Tolstoy. It’s a film about the challenges of love.” In addition to the complete screenplay, the Newmarket Shooting Script book includes an exclusive foreword by novelist Jay Parini, an original introduction by Michael Hoffman, along with scene notes and a 12-page colour photo section. Author: Michael Hoffman Publisher: Newmarket Press ISBN: 978-1557049247 Format: Paperback Pages: 140 pages Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 17.5 x 1.3 cm


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