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.
- Genre: Drama, Romance
- Studio: Lakeshore Entertainment
- Keyword: sexual attraction, cuban, critic, hedonism, possessiveness, woman director
- Cast: Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Dennis Hopper, Sonja Bennett