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CaptionAgora is a 2009 Spanish English-language historical drama film directed by Alejandro Amenábar and written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil. The biopic stars Rachel Weisz as Hypatia a female mathematician philosopher and astronomer in late 4th century Roman Egypt who investigates the flaws of the geocentric Ptolemaic system and the heliocentric model that challenges it. Surrounded by religious turmoil and social unrest Hypatia struggles to save the knowledge of classical antiquity from destruction. Max Minghella co-stars as Davus Hypatia's father's slave and Oscar Isaac as Hypatia's student and later prefect of Alexandria Orestes. --- --- --- Agora was Spain's highest grossing film of 2009 --- --- --- Director: "It's a movie that challenges the audience in terms of reasoning and trying to get into the story. I kept saying the movie is about astronomy and I wanted to express concepts that we study in school—science mathematics—that don’t show how fascinating the topic is [the way the subjects are taught in modern education]. I wanted to translate [man’s] fascination with the pursuit of knowledge. I wanted to show astronomy and those who study it in the most appealing way. Those are the real heroes of the movie." Alejandro Amenábar
HeadlineRachel Weisz as Hypatia the last librarian in Roman Egypt who investigates the flaws of the geocentric Ptolemaic system and the heliocentric model that challenges it. Hypatia struggles to save the knowledge of classical antiquity from destruction.
KeywordsScience_vs_Religion Hypatia historical-drama-film
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Agora_film
URLhttp://goo.gl/tOaA

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