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FINDING ALTAMIRA

by Hugh Hudson

synopsis

Maria is a precocious young girl who wants nothing more than to be an archaeologist just like her father Marcelino (Antonio Banderas). Together, they investigate a local cave called ALTAMIRA and discover ancient paintings of oxen and various examples of human life. Conchita (Golshifteh Farahani), his wife, doesn't believe in the legitimacy of the drawings until they draw international acclaim from numerous archaeologists from around the globe. The paintings spark outrage against the family because for the first time, archaeological evidence directly contradicts the historical teachings of the Catholic Church, and launch a debate that would ultimately change the world but cost the family everything. Based on the incredible true story from late nineteenth-century Spain.

international title: Finding Altamira
original title: Altamira
country: Spain, United Kingdom, France
sales agent: Myriad Pictures (US)
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Hugh Hudson
film run: 97'
release date: ES 1/04/2016, PT 28/07/2016
screenplay: Olivia Hetreed, José Luis López-Linares
cast: Antonio Banderas, Rupert Everett, Allegra Allen, Golshifteh Farahani, Clément Sibony, Nicholas Farrell, Henry Goodman, Pierre Niney
cinematography by: José Luis Alcaine
film editing: Pia Di Ciaula
art director: Benjamín Fernández, Alejandro Fernández
costumes designer: Consolata Boyle
producer: Lucrecia Botin, Álvaro Longoria, Andy Paterson
co-producer: Axel Kuschevatzky, Alexandra Lebret
production: Morena Films, Mare Nostrum Productions, RTVE - Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, TBC
distributor: 20th Century Fox Spain, Cinemundo
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