(Spain, 2009, 125 minutes; cut from Cannes premiere length of 141 minutes)

In 391 AD, in Alexandria, philosopher Hypatia tries to resist the rising tide of radical Christianism for its denial of science and knowledge. Imposing, accomplished attempt at fashioning a swords-and-sandals epic out of ideas, extraordinarily if somewhat stately presented.

A Focus Features International release. A Mod Producciones/Himenóptero/Telecinco Cinema presentation/production, with the participation of Canal Plus España and the support of ICAA. 
Starring Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Rupert Evans, Homayoun Ershad; and Michael Lonsdale.
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar; produced by Fernando Bovaira, Álvaro Augustin; written by Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil; music by Dario Marianelli; director of photography (Fotofilm Deluxe, widescreen), Xavi Giménez; production designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas; costume designer, Gabriella Pescucci; film editor, Nacho Ruiz Capillas; visual effects supervisor, Félix Bergés.


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