Lady with the Dog, a famous film adaptation of the well-known Chekhov story of the same name, is essential viewing. It describes how a fateful holiday romance can completely transform your entire life.
Dmitry Gurov, a Moscow banker, goes on holiday to Yalta to get some rest. Once there, though, he becomes bored with nothing in particular to do. And so, he has his eye on an exciting little holiday romance. It’s not out of character for him. Though he has been married for years, he never particularly loved his wife and always made time to play on the side.
At the same time as Gurov entertains capricious romantic ideas, a new face appears in Yalta – a mysterious lady with a dog. She’s holidaying alone and strolls each day along the embankment alone, avoiding making new acquaintances. That is, until Gurov manages to get her to talk with him.
Gurov discovers this curious lady with whom he is now smitten is one Anna Sergeevna, a married woman from Saratov. At first, Anna is timid, but as a relationship develops between them, she becomes full of remorse for what is going on between them.
Eventually, they must separate and return home from their holidays. However, they can’t quickly forget about one another.