Saturday, 18 September 2010

Agora-Spanish Cinema on stamp

A commemorative stamp is issued devoted to film Agora, winner of seven Goya awards as the first stamp issue devoted to Spanish Cinema. Spanish cinema, through the Academia de las Artes y de las Ciencias Cinematograficas de España, celebrates every year the Goya awards. In the Goya 2010 edition nearly 300 Spanish films entered the competition, Agora was the runner up with seven Goyas.

Agora, the film featuring in the stamp, has been directed by Alejandro Amenábar and recreates life in the IV century in the Egyptian town of Alexandria and its legendary library where astronomer and philosopher Hipatia taught. The film has feature religious revolts involved the famous library considered to be the centre of culture and knowledge. Hipatia struggled to defend the cultural heritage in the scrolls and books of the grand library. The film can categorized in the historic genre with dramatic strokes.

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