Nov 21 - Nov 23, 2008
Directed by Isabel Coixet
Rated R, 113 min.
Underwritten by Saffire Systems & Dolly's Bookstore
With humanistic warmth, wry wit and erotic intensity, Elegy explores the power of beauty to blind, to reveal and to transform. Sir Ben Kingsley plays David Kepesh who glories in the pursuit of adventurous female students but never lets any woman get too close. When gorgeous Consuela, played by Penelope Cruz, enters his classroom, however, his protective veneer dissolves. Her raven-haired beauty both captivates and unsettles him. Even if Kepesh declares her body a perfect work of art, Consuela is more than an object of desire. She has a strong sense of herself and an emotional intensity that challenges his preconceptions. This is one of the most adult and satisfying American independent films of the year.
Cue the Oscar buzz. - Richard Corliss, Time Magazine
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