Beautiful New Photos from Alejandro Amenábar's Agora
More new photos today from a Cannes Film Festival film. Alejandro Amenábar's Agora will be premiering at Cannes in the next few weeks. Rachel Weisz stars as the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia. The story follows Max Minghella as her slave Davus, who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master. These new photos come from the blog D*Hollywood and are a great addition to the early teaser trailer we featured in February as well as just great photos to look at. I definitely can't wait to see this at Cannes, as I got a feeling it could be incredible.
Agora is directed by Spanish-Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar, of Open Your Eyes, Butterfly Tongues, The Others, and The Sea Inside previously. The screenplay was co-written by Amenábar and his writing partner Mateo Gil of Open Your Eyes, Vanilla Sky, and The Sea Inside previously. The production shot for 15 weeks in Malta and wrapped last June. Amenábar wants audiences "to see, feel and smell a remote civilization as if it were as real as today," that civilization being the Egyptians in the 4th century AD. Focus Features has tentatively set a December 18th release date, although that is still subject to change.