Watch: Antonio Banderas Uncovers History in '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:
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?