Elegy (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Elegy (2008)
  • Rate: 6.8/10 total 12,578 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 18 April 2008 (Spain)
  • Runtime: 112 min
  • Filming Location: Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
  • Budget: $13,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $3,577,210(USA)(9 November 2008)
  • Director: Isabel Coixet
  • Stars: Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz and Patricia Clarkson
  • Soundtrack: Horizon Variations
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Student | Friend | Cuban | Professor | Critic

Writing Credits By:

  • Nicholas Meyer (screenplay)
  • Philip Roth (novel "The Dying Animal")

Known Trivia

  • David tells Consuela that she looks like Goya’s Maja Desnuda. Penélope Cruz (who plays Consuela) plays Pepita Tudó in Volavérunt, possibly a model for the Maja Desnuda.

Plot: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life — which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" — thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher. Full summary »  »

Story: David Kepesh is growing old. He's a professor of literature, a student of American hedonism, and an amateur musician and photographer. When he finds a student attractive, Consuela, a 24-year-old Cuban, he sets out to seduce her. Along the way, he swims in deeper feelings, maybe he's drowning. She presses him to sort out what he wants from her, and a relationship develops. They talk of traveling. He confides in his friend, George, a poet long-married, who advises David to grow up and grow old. She invites him to meet her family. His own son, from a long-ended marriage, confronts him. Is the elegy for lost relationships, lost possibilities, beauty and time passing, or failure of nerve?Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

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Produced By:

  • Andre Lamal known as producer
  • Gary Lucchesi known as producer
  • Judd Malkin known as executive producer
  • Terry McKay known as executive producer (as Terry A. McKay)
  • Eric Reid known as executive producer
  • Tom Rosenberg known as producer
  • Richard S. Wright known as executive producer (as Richard Wright)

FullCast & Crew:

  • Penélope Cruz known as Consuela Castillo
  • Ben Kingsley known as David Kepesh
  • Dennis Hopper known as George O'Hearn
  • Patricia Clarkson known as Carolyn
  • Peter Sarsgaard known as Kenny Kepesh
  • Deborah Harry known as Amy O'Hearn
  • Charlie Rose known as Charlie Rose
  • Antonio Cupo known as Younger Man
  • Michelle Harrison known as 2nd Student
  • Sonja Bennett known as Beth
  • Emily Holmes known as 1st Student
  • Chelah Horsdal known as Susan Reese
  • Marci T. House known as Administration Nurse
  • Alessandro Juliani known as Actor #3 in Play
  • Tiffany Lyndall-Knight known as Actor #2 in Play
  • Laura Mennell known as Cute Girl
  • Andre Lamal known as Talk Show Host
  • Shaker Paleja known as 3rd Student
  • Kris Pope known as Consuela's Brother
  • Julian Richings known as Actor in Play #1
  • Tania Saulnier known as George's Girlfriend
  • Michael Teigen known as Waiter
  • Braden Jennings known as Class student #7
  • Alan Wyn Hughes known as Student (uncredited)
  • Ryan McDonell known as Student (uncredited)

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  • Gitte Axen known as assistant makeup artist
  • Donna Bis known as assistant hair stylist
  • Susan Boyd known as assistant hair stylist
  • Victoria Down known as key makeup artist
  • Sherry Linder-Gygli known as key hair stylist (as Sherry Gygli)
  • Ana Lozano known as makeup artist: Ms. Cruz
  • Martin Samuel known as hair stylist: Penelope Cruz

Art Department:

  • Gerald Abrams known as plasterer
  • Kelly Bemben known as scenic carpenter
  • Brent Bennett known as set decoration buyer
  • Michael A. Billings known as assistant set decorator (as Michael Billings)
  • Derek Bobroff known as on-set painter
  • Derek Bobroff known as scenic artist
  • Keith Brooks known as set dresser (as Keith Brookes)
  • Gordon Brunner known as on-set dresser
  • Lubor Cencak known as scenic artist
  • J. Geoff Crosby known as scenic carpenter
  • John Dale known as construction foreman
  • Laurie Dobbie known as prop buyer
  • Melay Drasic known as scenic carpenter
  • Kjose Elliott known as prop photos
  • Donald Engel known as lead carpenter
  • Keith Esch known as lead painter
  • Jack Gauvreau known as scenic carpenter
  • Leah Gejdos known as set dresser
  • Rick Guetre known as scenic helper
  • Mike Keel known as set dresser
  • Jan Kobylka known as construction coordinator
  • John Kobylka known as on-set carpenter
  • Ted Konings known as scenic helper
  • Ray Lai known as graphic artist
  • Jim McGill known as set dresser
  • Marta McLaughlin known as assistant property master
  • Wayne McLaughlin known as property master
  • Dale Menzies known as lead carpenter
  • Jay Mitchell known as set designer
  • Denyse Nelson known as lead dresser
  • Rob Nicholson known as lead carpenter (as Bob Nicholson)
  • James Reddy known as lead dresser (as James 'JJ' Reddy)
  • Jan Reeves known as scenic painter
  • Michel Rheault known as construction buyer
  • Rodrigo Segovia known as assistant art director
  • Jennifer Silver known as scenic painter
  • Sharon Thompson known as art department coordinator
  • Mario Tomas-Niedworok known as paint coordinator (as Mario Tomas)
  • Rohan Lyal known as head greensman (uncredited)

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Production Companies:

  • Lakeshore Entertainment

Other Companies:

  • Axium International  payroll services
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
  • DeWitt Stern of California  insurance provided by
  • Dennis Davidson & Associates Public Releations (DDA)  international publicity consultants
  • Fluid Post  sound design
  • International Film Guarantors  completion guaranty provided by
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank  production financing provided by
  • Joan Pearce Research Associates  script clearance
  • Lakeshore Records  soundtrack
  • PS Production Services  chapman camera dollies
  • Pacific Title and Art Studio  main titles designed and produced by
  • Selectracks Music Services  additional music produced and recorded by
  • Simply Divine Catering Ltd.  catering
  • Sound Satisfaction  foley recording facility
  • Soundtrack  ADR Facility
  • Wildfire Studios  adr recording facility
  • Wildfire Studios  sound post-production (as Wildfire Post Production Studios)

Distributors:

  • Alliance Vivafilm (2008) (Canada) (theatrical) (Quebec)
  • Cathay-Keris Films (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Distribution Company (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment Film Distributors (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Long Shong Entertainment Multimedia Company (2007) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
  • Maximum Film Distribution (2008) (Canada) (theatrical) (English-speaking region)
  • Movie-Eye Entertainment (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Noble Entertainment (2008) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2008) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • On Pictures (2008) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • RCV Film Distribution (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Samuel Goldwyn Company, The (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Samuel Goldwyn Films (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • TOBIS Film (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • D Productions (2008) (Turkey) (all media)
  • E1 Entertainment (2009) (Canada) (all media)
  • Future Film (2009) (Finland) (all media)
  • Gativideo (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Noble Entertainment (2009) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Noble Entertainment (2009) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Noori Pictures (2009) (South Korea) (all media)
  • Odeon (2009) (Greece) (DVD)
  • RCV Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Red Envelope Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Seville Pictures (200?) (Canada) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Top Film (2008) (Russia) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Pacific Title and Art Studio (visual effects and opticals)
  • Pacific Title and Art Studio (digital imaging services)
  • Luma Pictures (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Tony Cammarata known as digital imaging technician: Pacific Title and Art Studio (as Anthony Cammarata)
  • John Campuzano known as visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Marc Canas known as digital imaging technician: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Vincent Cirelli known as visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
  • Michael Degtjarewsky known as senior compositor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Mark Freund known as visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Jason Locke known as digital compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Glenn Morris known as visual effects producer: Luma Pictures
  • Brian Nogle known as digital imaging supervisor: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Scott Purdy known as digital imaging coordinator: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Brett Reyenger known as digital compositor: Luma Pictures
  • Brent Rodin known as digital imaging technician: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Greg Rodin known as digital imaging lead camera: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Jared Ross known as digital imaging technician: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Marc Ross known as visual effects executive producer: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Tara Salinas known as digital imaging io: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Luke Slendebroek known as digital imaging technician: Pacific Title and Art Studio
  • Steven Swanson known as visual effects supervising producer: Luma Pictures
  • Alexandre Cancado known as digital effects artist: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
  • Robert Coquia Jr. known as data management vfx (uncredited)
  • Siggy Ferstl known as digital colorist (uncredited)
  • Payam Shohadai known as executive visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
  • Cary Welton known as digital restoration artist: R!OT (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Germany 10 February 2008 (Berlin International Film Festival)
  • Turkey 10 April 2008 (Istanbul Film Festival)
  • Spain 18 April 2008
  • USA 29 April 2008 (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • USA 25 May 2008 (Seattle International Film Festival)
  • USA 21 June 2008 (Nantucket Film Festival)
  • Israel 7 August 2008
  • Russia 7 August 2008
  • Canada 8 August 2008 (limited)
  • Ireland 8 August 2008
  • UK 8 August 2008
  • USA 8 August 2008 (limited)
  • Austria 14 August 2008
  • Germany 14 August 2008
  • Finland 24 August 2008 (Espoo Film Festival)
  • Netherlands 28 August 2008
  • Poland 5 September 2008
  • Czech Republic 12 September 2008
  • Brazil 25 September 2008 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
  • Switzerland 9 October 2008 (German speaking region)
  • Turkey 10 October 2008
  • Brazil 11 October 2008
  • Belgium 15 October 2008 (Gent International Film Festival)
  • Thailand 16 October 2008
  • Belgium 22 October 2008
  • Japan 23 October 2008 (Tokyo International Film Festival)
  • Hungary 30 October 2008
  • Lebanon 30 October 2008
  • Argentina 31 October 2008 (San Luis Cine International Festival)
  • Sweden 7 November 2008
  • Croatia 13 November 2008
  • Argentina 20 November 2008
  • Greece 20 November 2008
  • Denmark 25 December 2008
  • Singapore 1 January 2009
  • Finland 2 January 2009
  • Japan 24 January 2009
  • Brazil 18 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Iceland 13 March 2009
  • Mexico 13 March 2009
  • USA 17 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • South Korea 19 March 2009 (limited)
  • Australia 9 April 2009
  • Italy 30 April 2009
  • New Zealand 11 June 2009
  • France 24 June 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Portugal 3 July 2009

MPAA: Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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