Simultaneous tipsters, Nadeem guides us to a video companion to go along with vcb‘s link to a still for Amenabar‚Äôs ‚ÄúAgora,‚Äù with Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella.
According to Variety, Agora, Amenabar’s second English-language film after The Others is set in Roman Egypt in the fourth century A.D. Weisz plays astrologer-philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria, who fights to save the collected wisdom of the ancient world. Her slave Davus (Minghella) is torn between his love for his mistress and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity.
firstshowing has been on top of this for months:
Alejandro Amen√°bar wanted to allow “the audience to see, feel and smell a remote civilization as if it were as real as today.” The civilization in question – the Egyptians during the 4th century AD.
Another still, after the cut.