Director Alejandro AmenabarYear 2010Genre(s) Dramas
Set in Alexandria in 391 A.D. Agora tells the story of the astronomer-philosopher Hypatia. Knowing her city's in dire turmoil and about to fall to new christian rule, the only safe haven was in the cities legendary library which was housed inside it's own walls.
In her time Hypatia was an extraordinary person,not many women could gain the attention of men let alone the rulers of a land. Her slave Davus is loyal to his mistress as is Orestes a privileged man wanting to win her heart.
On her journey to save her land from destruction Hypatia faces huge conflict from the Christian leaders of Alexandria.
Directed by: Alejandro Amenabar
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans, Max Minghella, Ashraf Barhom, Homayoun Ershadi, Sammy Samir and Richard Durden