Trailer Watch: Ludivine Sagnier in A Girl Cut in Two, Elegy

Apple brings us a trailer for Claude Chabrol upcoming suspense/drama, A Girl Cut in Two, starring the fantastic Ludivine Sagnier (Swimming Pool, Love Songs). In the film, Sagnier stars as Gabrielle, “an independent, ambitious TV weather girl torn between her love of a distinguished author several decades her senior (Francois Berléand), and the attentions of a headstrong, potentially unstable young suitor (Benoit Magimel). An unspoken past between the two men heightens tensions, and though she’s initially certain of her love for one them, the see-saw demands and whims of both men keep confusing — and darkening — matters…” Oooh, ominous. A Girl Cut in Two hits limited release on August 15, 2008.

Also up at Apple is the first five minutes (and of course a trailer) of Elegy, another tale of a May-December romance, although one that seems to have a decidedly less sinister bent. Based on the Philip Roth novel, The Dying Animal, the film stars Ben Kingsley and Penelope Cruz as a “college professor and a young woman 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.” The absolutely spectacular supporting cast consists of Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson (Lars and the Real Girl) and Peter Sarsgaard.

Opening today in limited release (NYC only?), Elegy has been criticized by the New York Times as being “an overly polite take on a spiky, claustrophobic, insistently impolite novel, but this wouldn’t be such an issue if Ms. Coixet had the cinematic language that could withstand, equal, obliterate or transcend the book’s blunt force, its beautiful sentences, flashes of genius and spleen.” (“Spleen”?)

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Posted on August 8, 2008 at 11:33 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by samsanight
    on 2008-08-09 at 04:40

    What a terrible trailer. “She’s on a moped. She’s in a car. This is so moody.”

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