Worth Watching - Aug 20: Red Band Elegy Trailer
Our friends from ComingSoon have debuted another full trailer for Isabel Coixet's Elegy starring Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Sarsgaard. There's actually nothing red band about this trailer, but watch it at your own will. I really love the way this trailer is put together: great music, wonderful photography, Ben Kingsley's voiceover, great storytelling. It feels like another indie festival film, obviously, but something that I'll see in theaters and thoroughly enjoy for its filmmaking. Is there Oscar buzz already? I don't think so, but I haven't talked to many who have seen it yet. I definitely suggest watching this trailer, you might be surprised by how good it looks.
Watch the red band trailer for Elegy:
Elegy charts the passionate relationship between a celebrated college professor (Kingsley) and a young woman (Cruz) 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.
Elegy is directed by Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet, of Things I Never Told You, Those Who Love, My Life Without Me, and The Secret Life of Words previously. The screenplay was written by Nicholas Meyer, of Fatal Attraction, The Informant, and The Human Stain, and was adapted from Philip Roth's novel "The Dying Animal". The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February and also played at the Tribeca Film Festival. Samuel Goldwyn Films is debuting Elegy in limited theaters starting on August 8th.