Agora is Amenabar's ambitious attempt to cover the life of Hypatia of
Alexandria, a fourth century teacher and mathematician who is considered one of
the first women in history to be accepted as a genuine intellectual.
It looks impressive, and includes some great directorial touches, but bears
pretty much no resemblance to anything that really happened to that woman in
that time, nor does it present accurately either the era or its impact on later
eras. Frankly, I got quite irritated with the anachronisms and historical
inaccuracies, so I hit the fast forward button a lot, and therefore can't write
a fair review, except to quibble about the nonsense he tried to pass off as
The film was nominated for 13 Goyas, so we can conclude that many people must
have been impressed.
Here's Rachel Weisz. She's lost
weight, worked out, and looks great.
Here's a sample collage done by someone else: (the
vid is mine)
Speaking of Rachel Weisz