February 9, 2012
Hungarian cinemas start showing today the film titled The Last Station based on the 1990 biographical novel of the same name by Jay Parini. The book and the film picture the last year of Leo Tolstoy's life. Leo Tolstoy has been married for almost 50 years to his wife, Sophia (portrayed by Helen Mirren), who was mother of their 13 children, his life-long muse and secretary, who copied meticulously the manuscripts of her husband. In his last year, conflicts became regular between Leo and Sophia, and she decided to start a battle for his legacy and the copyright of his works.