Driven by Isabel Coixet's visually assured and deeply observant direction, Elegy charts the passionate relationship between a celebrated New York college professor, David Kepesh (Ben Kingsley) and a young Cuban-born woman, Consuela Castillo (Penélope Cruz) whose beauty both ravishes and destabilises 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 transform.
M, 98 mins
Sex scenes, sexual references and coarse language