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Stamp

Issue

Cine Español

  • Issue date: 05/04/2010
  • Printing Process: Offset
  • Paper: Estucado, engomado, fosforescente
  • Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm. (horizontal)
  • Sheet effects: 25
  • Postal value of the stamps: 0,34 €
  • Print run: 320.000
  • Dented: 13 3/4

Following the first stamp issue devoted to Spanish Cinema and the 2010 Goya Awards to the Best Film, a new commemorative stamp is issued devoted to film Agora, winner of seven Goya awards.

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Spanish cinema, through the Academia de las Artes y de las Ciencias Cinematograficas de España, celebrates every year the Goya awards. Since they were created in 1978, Spanish cinema has spread its prestige and reputation worldwide winning some of the most prestigious cinema awards. In the Goya 2010 edition nearly 300 Spanish films entered the competition, and it was Celda 211 who won this latest edition with eight Goyas and Agora was the runner up with seven.


 

The word Agora has a Greek origin and means public area in which the people assembled to discuss and administer justice. 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. She becomes protagonist of the film at a time where religious revolts involved the famous library considered to be the centre of culture and knowledge. In those troublesome times when science and knowledge where destroyed by intolerance, Hipatia struggled to defend the cultural heritage in the scrolls and books of the grand library with the help of some of her most faithful pupils. The film belongs to the historic genre with dramatic strokes.


 

The stamp depicts the poster of the film Agora and the seven Goya statuettes it won.
 

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