Elegy (2008) (C)
"Richly textured and compelling..."
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle.
Respected cultural critic and author David Kepesh (Ben Kingsley) is a middle-aged college professor who, for years, has lived in a state of "emancipated manhood." His romantic conquests are many; his lasting commitments few.
But when a stunning young student (Penelope Cruz) enters his life, her otherworldly beauty captivates him to the point of obsession.
Soon, their erotic relationship evolves into an undying and passionate love in this gripping drama that explores the power of love to blind, reveal and transform. -- (C) Lakeshore Entertainment, 2008, USA.
Starring Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Peter Sarsgaard, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper.
Directed by Isabel Coixet.
Based on the novel "The Dying Animal," written by Philip Roth.
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