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Elegy

M • 108 MIN

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Based on the novel THE DYING ANIMAL by Philip Roth, this tender film from Isabel Coixet follows David Kepesh, a distinguished professor played by Ben Kingsley, who becomes romantically involved with one of his students, Consuela Castillo, portrayed by Penélope Cruz. Their relationship explores themes of love, desire, aging, and mortality. Set against the backdrop of academia and intellectual discourse, the film delves into the complexities of human relationships and the consequences of pursuing passion despite societal taboos. David finds himself grappling with his own insecurities and fears as he becomes increasingly attached to Consuela, whose youthful vitality contrasts with his own aging body and existential uncertainties. The film's intimate portrayal of the characters and their emotional struggles is heightened by the stellar performances of Kingsley and Cruz, who bring depth and nuance to their roles. Coixet imbues the work with a poignant exploration of love's transformative power and the profound impact it can have on individuals, even in the face of life's inevitable transience.

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NOMINEE Best Film: Golden Berlin Bear, Berlin International Film Festival 2008

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Release Date

10th June 2024

Duration

108 MIN

Rating

M

Director

Isabel Coixet

Cast

Peter Sarsgaard, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Hopper, Deborah Harry, Ben Kingsley

Genre

Drama, Romance

Languages

English, Spanish with English subtitles

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Release Date

10th June 2024

Duration

108 MIN

Rating

M

Director

Isabel Coixet

Cast

Peter Sarsgaard, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Tom Hopper, Deborah Harry, Ben Kingsley

Genre

Drama, Romance

Languages

English, Spanish with English subtitles

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