3.5

Elegy

Drama Romance


 

Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life - which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood - thrown into tragic disarray by a student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.

This intelligent movie explores the often volatile and intertwined moralities of love, ageing and commitment. Most remarkable is the outstanding performance of the lead actor, whose character engagingly exposes some of the more confronting philosophical and psychological nuances of men. Apart from some unfortunate moments of predictable melodrama, "Elegy" remains a refreshingly provocative film, eloquent enough to be an elegy unto itself.

Andrew O'Dea

Limited Release 9th April 2009
112 mins