Beautiful New Photos from Alejandro Amenábar's Agora
by Alex Billington
May 9, 2009
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.
wow...wow Nothing more to say.
xerxex on May 9, 2009
This is one of my most anticipated films of the year, I cant wait to see it. The story is very interesting, Rachel Weisz is beautiful and a great actress, and the film looks amazing visually.
Derek on May 9, 2009
Totally great! I can't wait!
Scott McHenry on May 10, 2009
Amenábar is a great director, I'm in!!
Drived on May 10, 2009
Those are some of the most beautiful set pieces I've seen in a very long time. Too bad I don't really care for period pieces (Gladiator rocked though so maybe it'll be similar in tone).
peloquin on May 10, 2009
Amenabar did not directed Buterfly Tongues... Anyway, beatiful pics.
Reo on May 10, 2009
Jont on May 11, 2009
2 things, Alejandro amenabar is spanish, right, but he hasn't any relation with chile. The second one, the buterflies tongues wasn't directed by alejandro amenabar, José Luis Cuerda directed it.
The other on May 13, 2009
Amenábar, was indeed born in Chile.
Huge on May 16, 2009
Can't wait to see the finished article. I was there as a daily actor. I was one of the parabalani thugs who at the end........ They were memorable weeks of shooting in my country Malta. Amenabar rocks!
zep on May 27, 2009
Now a movie about the slaughter of writers/poets by the so called prophet mohammad who was a thief, a plunderer, a rapist, a pedophile, a murderer…
Mohammad’s Dead Poets on Oct 16, 2009
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