Gala / UK premiere


  • Isabel Coixet /
  • United States of America /
  • 2008 /
  • 108 mins

Dennis Hopper, Sir Ben Kingsley, Penélope Cruz, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Harry / Fiction / English

Sexy, intelligent, sorrowful … and that's just Penelope Cruz.

Adapted from Philip Roth's novel The Dying Animal, thisexquisitely performed drama sees star Sir Ben Kingsley at his peerless best. He plays a professor who falls for Cruz's gorgeous grad student, only to find her sheer loveliness an impossible challenge to his ego. With Dennis Hopper and Patricia Clarkson in support, and confident direction from Isabel Coixet (My Life Without Me; The Secret Life of Words), this is seriously classy stuff.

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