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6.1
/10
683 Ratings

Elegy

Directed by Isabel Coixet
United States, 2008
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Isabel Coixet’s elegant tale of obsession explores the relationship between a highly respected professor (Ben Kingsley) and an impossibly gorgeous grad student (Penélope Cruz).

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Elegy Directed by Isabel Coixet

Critics reviews

Beyond a tacked-on feel-better (if not feel-good) ending that Roth would never pen in a million years, the film honors The Dying Animal’s somber and bitter critique of the male fetishization of female beauty. It patiently stays with scenes both tender and uncomfortable by trusting the strength of the source material as well as its actors’ subtle instincts.
October 25, 2016
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