“Elegy” is the story of an old guy who becomes the object of affection and lust for a really hot younger woman. Basically, it’s every movie starring Woody Allen, minus Woody Allen because — at this point can we just say it? — watching hot young things preferring the Woodman over just about anyone else is getting a little ridiculous. But I digress. Ben Kingsley plays a college professor and Penelope Cruz the Spanish vixen who decides she’d like to give riding him to death a shot. Or maybe the story is a lot more complex than that. I guess, if you’re into that sort of thing.
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.
Starring Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Sonja Bennett, Deborah Harry, Chelah Horsdal, and directed by Isabel Coixet.
Penelope Cruz goes to work August 8.
Official poster for the movie below. Click on it for more images from the flick.