EW Staff
May 19, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

STARRING Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella
WRITTEN BY Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil
DIRECTED BY Alejandro Amenábar

Hypatia of Alexandria (Rachel Weisz) and her lover David are torn by the rising trend of Christianity. As a woman of science, Hypatia is skeptical of these beliefs, while David, who also happens to be her slave, hopes it will lead him towards freedom. Rachel Weisz’s turn as an astronomer in Roman Egypt should help convert those who are agoraphobic.

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