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Jack Rico

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2010/10/18 at 12:00am

Agora

10.18.2010 | By |

Rating: 4.0

Rated: Not available.
Release Date: 2010-05-28
Starring: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil
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Country:USA, Spain
Official Website: http://www.agoralapelicula.com/

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One of my favorite directors in cinema is Alejandro Amenabar (The Sea Inside, The Others, Abre Los Ojos) of Chilean-Spanish descent. His new film, Agora, is perhaps his most ambitious movie of his career, but not necessarily will it be his most popular.

 

The plot centers on the life of the philosopher Hypatia, played brilliantly by Rachel Weisz, who lived in Alexandria in the 4th century AD when Christianity had been adopted by the Roman Empire and was displacing the prevailing paganism as a religion. Orestes (Isaac), a slave who clings to the new religious doctrine with the hope of finding in it the aspirations of freedom he craves and one improtant matter, he loves his master and teacher Hypatia.

 

The theme of Agora to me is fascinating, provocative and intellectually stimulating, but I will not deny that the pacing is dead slow and its middle arc a bit boring. Technically, the art direction and costume design is breathtaking. The performances are worthy of applause. It contains enough conflict and action to make it commercial. Amenábar has created his Quo Vadis, but I think in the end, it is a difficult film to digest for the masses.

Jack Rico

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2010/05/25 at 12:00am

Agora

05.25.2010 | By |

Agora
Jack Rico

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2008/12/02 at 12:00am

Early look at ‘Agora’ from Alejandro Amenabar

12.2.2008 | By |

Early look at 'Agora' from Alejandro Amenabar

New images from Agora, Alejandro Amenabar’s follow up to The Sea Inside, have shown up online as Fotogramas.es has a pair of images of Rachel Weisz as the astronomer Hypati.

Amenbar directed The Sea Inside, which won the Best Foreign Film Oscar, as well as Nicole Kidman ghost story The Others. Agora, like those other two is co-written by Amenabar, and is set in Roman Egypt in the fourth century telling the story of the legendarye Nastronomer Hypatia (Weisz), trapped in the legendary Library of Alexandria, and her fight to save the old world’s wisdom from the religious riots sweeping the streets of Alexandria. Her slave Davus (Max Minghella) wrestles with his yearning for freedom and his professed love for his mistress.

 

 

New images from Agora, Alejandro Amenabar’s follow up to The Sea Inside, have shown up online as Fotogramas.es has a pair of images of Rachel Weisz as the astronomer Hypatia and AirPhoto have eight aerial shots of the set.

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