Rachel Weisz plays the role of astronomer Hypatia in the movie Agora.
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Character posters of Agora have shown up online:
Rachel Weisz makes a lovely Hypatia. If they were more people like Hypatia at that time, people understanding the higher value of knowledge over religion and superstition, our civilization would not have regressed into the Middle Age.
Agora looks like a gorgeous movie!
No CGI there: gorgeous sets were specially built for the movie Agora. I guess Director Alejandro Amenabar had some serious financial support to produce this film.
Thanks to Firstshowing we may take a look to some splendid pictures of Agora, the upcoming drama movie set in Roman Egyt, 391 A.D., starring Rachel Weisz as Hypatia the philosopher and Max Minghella as her Christian slave:
Agora is quite impressive knowing that they used a real set especially built on Malta to recreate Alexandria, and not the product of CGI tricks.
By the way in case you’re wondering: the Agora (or forum in their Roman equivalent) was an open place of assembly in ancient Greek city-states. We may still find the word as etymon of the word agoraphobia, the fear of critical public situations.
Agora is Director Alejandro Amenabar’s latest movie: it’s an historical drama about astrologer-philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria (played by Rachel Weisz) and her relationship with her slave Davus (Max Minghella). Below the first Agora movie poster:
A film by Alejandro Amenabar
Alexandria Egypt, 391 A.D.
The world changed forever.
“A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.”
The movie Agora will be released on December 18, 2009.
Director Alejandro Amenabar is bringing us an historical drama movie that revolves around astrologer-philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria (Rachel Weisz) and her relationship with her slave Davus (Max Minghella). Here below the first movie trailer of Agora thanks to Slashfilm:
391 Anno Domini
The world is going to change forever.
For a woman Hypatia was benefiting from an incredible freedom in this ancient time, though this was played against her at the end… We could say that she was an early feminist, a courageous and intelligent woman whose life was defying the prejudices of her time!
Director Amenabar went to the Island of Malta in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea to film Agora. Huge sets were built for the occasion. So well built, that we will feel like transported back to Antic Egypt!
In order to recreate the antique streets of Alexandria Director Amenabar isn’t stingy: huge sets have been built on the island of Malta in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea:
Below a photo of Rachel Weisz as Hypatia:
“A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave (Max Minghella) who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master (Rachel Weisz), the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.” (Source: IMDb)
– Rachel Weisz as Hypatia of Alexandria
– Max Minghella as Davus, her slave
– Oscar Isaac as Orestes
– Ashraf Barhom as Ammonius
– Michael Lonsdale as Theon, father and teacher of Hypatia
– Rupert Evans as Synesius
– Homayoun Ershadi as Aspasius
Director Amenabar isn’t working on a cheap cardboard peplum: Agora will be a really amazing reconstitution! Let’s hope he will find a right balance between historical facts and entertainment: if he does find it then the movie Agora could become a blockbuster.
Directed by Alejandro Amenabar
Starring Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans, Homayoun Ershadi
Release Date: December 18, 2009
More information at: Agora Trailer