Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley

Based on the Philip Roth novel The Dying Animal, Elegy tells the tale of David Kepesh (Kingsley), a professor who's jumped from relationship to relationship so well that he believes he's never been alone. But now his friends are dying, and he's getting older. When he meets a very young Cuban student played by Penélope Cruz at her most intoxicating, Baldy feels things beyond his dick. But death and disease looms in this even meditation on desire and mortality. Leave it to a woman to reign in Roth's raging hard-on. (Though there's plenty of titillation, too.)