Picture from Anna Karenina (1948)
Overall B+

While journeying alone to her brother's home, Anna Karenina (Vivien Leigh) meets the attractive Count Vronsky (Kieron Moore). Swept up in his offer of passion, the married woman soon abandons her husband (Ralph Richardson), family and position in society.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A
Substance Use C+

Talk to your kids about…

Anna Karenina (1948)

How does the director use snow in this movie to depict the coldness of the relationships and the dreariness of the circumstances?

Should love trump every other commitment or duty that a person has? What does Alexei mean when he says there is a proper way to carry on an affair? Do you agree with Alexei’s decision to tell his son that the boy’s mother had died? Is that less harmful to the boy than knowing his mother abandoned him?

How do Anna’s self-centeredness, jealousy and emotional insecurity weary the men (and women) in her life? How do those traits impact her ability to have a stable and enduring relationship?

Anna Karenina is based on a novel by the Russian author, Leo Tolstoy.