"For me, this wasn't just the story of a woman [Hypatia], but the story of a city -- and a civilization, and a planet -- so I wanted to find a way visually to capture that.
When you see things from a distance,
you can see how relative things are."
"Rachel had accepted the part, but then she grew worried about that solitude [Hypatia has no husband or lover], so she called me one day to talk. I told her, 'Remember, I'm not offering you the part of the scientist's wife. You are the scientist. And you are very much in love --