Friday, October 09, 2009

Amenábar's ÁGORA

Set in 4th-century Roman Egypt, Rachel Weisz plays astrologer-philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, an atheist scientist who fights to save the collected wisdom of the ancient world. Her slave Davus (played by Max Minghella) is torn between his love for his mistress and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity. Ágora is a historical epic story about the clash between scientific knowledge and superstition, free thinking and religious fanaticism. Spectacular and highly entertaining, this is Alejandro Amenábar at his best.

Filmed in English, the original version has been released only in major Spanish cities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Carlos.
I'm one of your students, and I was wondering if could you remind me what time are we going to meet this afternoon at the Avenida in order to watch the movie.
Thanks.