Today, found this lovely blog about period dramas (with which, as my Netflix queue would show you, I am totally obsessed). One of the entries on the front page at the moment is a review of Alejandro Aménabar’s Agora, a film about Hypatia, the Alexandrian scholar of mathematics, philosophy and astronomy murdered by a mob in 415 AD. (Click here for a great image of Aménabar directing Weisz. So cool to see Egyptian wall murals with the colors intact!)
Here’s the trailer, on YouTube:
I’m really looking forward to this film — and if you have other recommendations for good period dramas, do share?