Directed by Academy Award® Nominee Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) and Starring Antonio Banderas & Rupert Everett
Debuting on Digital September 16
On DVD September 27
CULVER CITY, Calif. (August 9, 2016) – Based on the historic discovery that changed the perception of prehistoric human beings, FINDING ALTAMIRA debuts on digital September 16 and on DVD September 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Samuel Goldwyn Films. Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zorro) stars as Marcelino Santuola, an amateur archaeologist living in nineteenth century Spain. When he discovers Paleolithic cave art of galloping bison, his findings are immediately decried as heresy by the Catholic Church and forgery by French specialists. Looking for the truth, Sautuola vows to spend his life fighting to prove that the paintings were real and to restore his reputation amid the controversy.
Directed by Academy Award® nominee Hugh Hudson (Best Director, Chariots of Fire, 1981) FINDING ALTAMIRA also stars Golshifteh Farahani (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Rupert Everett (My Best Friend’s Wedding), Pierre Niney (Yves Saint Laurent), Henry Goodman (Avengers: Age of Ultron), and Clément Sibony (The Walk).
Antonio Banderas stars as a man whose astonishing discovery threatens to shake religious understanding and tear his family apart.
Directed by Hugh Hudson, FINDING ALTAMIRA was written by Olivia Hetreed &
José Luis López-Linares. The film was produced by Lucrecia Botín, Alvaro Longoria & Andy Paterson; with Lucrecia Botín, Ana Botín, Andrónico Luksic, Laura Bickford, José Luis López-Linares & Pilar Benito serving as executive producers.
FINDING ALTAMIRA has a run time of approximately 93 minutes and is not rated.
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