last night

"All happy families are alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
-Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

There are few authors who understood family as well as Tolstoy. He could build characters flawlessly, their strengths and weaknesses laid bare. It's this opening quote from Anna Karenina that was my first introduction to his writing, a book flooded with love, desire, marriage, infidelity and tragedy. 

When I first watched the trailer for Last Night I couldn't wait to see it. Much like Anna Karenina it's an honest portrayal of marriage and temptation. Combined with a great cast and New York setting it had all the makings of a soon-to-be-favourite

It ended up being a straight to DVD release in Australia and one of the most underrated movies that made my list for 2010. 

I particularly fell for Keira Knightly's character in the film, a freelance writer living in one of those amazing Manhattan loft apartments with an easy wardrobe of sophisticated separates. The Ann Roth- designed costumes left me searching for a little black dress, delicate jewellery and of course, the perfect trench coat.

1-4. Photographs from the set of Last Night by Brigitte Lacombe, 5. Film still from Last Night.