Movie Review Agora by Dawn Thomas
Hypatia , Imbolc , Movie , Rachel Weisz , The Oracle , Uncategorized / February 1, 2014

Movie Review Agora by Dawn ThomasReleased: 2010Production Co: Mod Producciones, Himenóptero, Telecinco CinemaRuntime: 127 minutes Cast:Rachel Weisz as HypatiaOscar Isaac as OrestesRupert Evans as SynesiusManuel Cauchi as TheophilusMax Minghella as DavusMichael Lonsdale as TheonSami Samir as Cyril The movie begins in the year 391 CE. Hypatia (Rachel Weisz) was teaching a class of young male mathematics and astronomy in the Library of Alexandria. Several of her students had converted to Christianity. During class we hear one student, Orestes (played by Oscar Isaac), confronting a Christian student, Syneisus (played by Rupert Evans). Hypatia puts an end to the disagreement. She tells them they are all the same. Outside of the library a conflict is growing. One of the Parabalani (a Christian brotherhood), Theophilus (played by Manuel Cauchi), challenged a Pagan to walk through fire. He said his God would protect him if we walked through so why should the Pagan be afraid to walk through the fire. He asks the man if he is afraid his Gods would not protect him. The Christian walks quickly through the fire but when the Pagan is pushed into the fire, he stumbles and flames ignite his robes and he gets burned. The crowd did…