Watch: Antonio Banderas Uncovers History in 'Finding Altamira' Trailer

August 2, 2016
Source: YouTube

Finding Altamira Trailer

"Perhaps all of our ideas are wrong?" Samuel Goldwyn has unveiled an official trailer for the film Finding Altamira, starring Antonio Banderas as Spanish archaeologist Marcelino. Back in 1879, Marcelino and his daughter Maria (played by Allegra Allen) discovered the now-famous cave called Altamira in northern Spain. The cave contains paintings of running bison that date back over 10,000 years. At the time, this discovery made him the target of the Catholic Church since no one could believe it was possible humans were alive back then. This isn't the same cave that Werner Herzog visits in Cave of Forgotten Dreams, but it's similar, and it's cool to see a feature film told around the initial discovery of one of these caves. The full cast includes Golshifteh Farahani, Rupert Everett, Pierre Niney, and Clement Sibony. Take a look.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Hugh Hudson's Finding Altamira, direct from YouTube:

Finding Altamira Poster

In 1879, Spanish archaeologist Marcelino (Banderas) and his daughter Maria (Allen) discover seemingly impossible paintings of galloping bison adorning the walls of a hidden cave in northern Spain. The cave of Altamira brings the world together in amazement, drawing people of all types to see the paintings in person. But, Marcelino soon realizes that the art on the walls must be 10,000 years old, earlier than anyone believes possible. The theory threatens to tear Maria and Marcelino’s family apart while the outside world’s astonishment soon turns to fury and fear… Finding Altamira is directed by filmmaker Hugh Hudson, of Chariots of Fire, Revolution, Lost Angels, My Life So Far, and I Dreamed of Africa previously. The screenplay is by Olivia Hetreed and José Luis López-Linares. Samuel Goldwyn Films will release Finding Altamira in select theaters + on VOD starting September 16th this fall. Worth watching?

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    A buddy of mine is staying in one of these caves in Spain right now. I told him it was sad, but he didn't get it. Places like these are special and should be protected.
    • RAW_D that allowed? To camp in these historic caves? One would think they'd be protected....
      • I'm guessing there's a few of them out there, and not all of them are protected nor do the locals have the resources to protect them... The one in Cave of Forgotten Dreams is completely closed off to the public.
        • DAVIDPD
          Good to know they are trying to protect some of them.
      • DAVIDPD
        That's what I thought as well. Apparently, the Government there allowed them to build a hotel in the caves.
        • RAW_D
          That's shocking and unfortunate.
  • shiboleth
    Huh, Catholic church was pretty disgusting during those days in 19th century in Spain. The humanity is lucky they didn't destroy the cave ... Other than that, this looks kinda mediocre. Will wait for cable or something close to it ...
    • Tester
      was ?
      • shiboleth
        You might be right. I was trying to be sensitive about it. What else can I say, they (official Catholics, at very least) really outdo their history sometimes. And yes, sometimes they still are nasty. They used to be much more open when it came to fascist politics, especially in Spain and especially with Francisco Franco... Ugly then and still ugly in some parts of the world today ...
  • Some people still believe the world is only 6 thousand years old. I wonder how many great discoveries were destroyed by the ignorance of the church.
  • RAW_D
    THAT makes sense. Thanks for the clarification!
  • Mark Brackney
    The cave in "Forgotten Dreams" is Chauvet, which is in France, not Spain. It's paintings are also much older, dating back to about 30,000 years ago, instead of 10,000, making its paintings the oldest surviving in the world, today.




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