Elegy (2008) - Synopsis
ELEGY stars Oscar®-nominee Penélope Cruz and Academy Award®-winner Ben Kingsley, with extraordinary supporting performances from Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson and Peter Sarsgaard, ELEGY is based on Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Roth’s short novel The Dying Animal.
Driven by Isabel Coixet’s visually assured and deeply observant direction, ELEGY charts the passionate relationship between a celebrated college professor and a young woman whose beauty both ravishes and destabilizes him. As their intimate connection transforms them—more than either could imagine—a charged sexual contest evolves into an indelible love story. With humanistic warmth, wry wit and erotic intensity, ELEGY explores the power of beauty to blind, to reveal and to transform.