GOYA’S GHOSTS is a sweeping historical epic, told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgard). Set against the backdrop of political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon's army, the film captures the essence and beauty of Goya's work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. Brother Lorenzo (Javier Bardem), an enigmatic, cunning member of the Inquisition's inner circle who becomes infatuated with Goya's teenage muse, Ines (Natalie Portman), when she is falsely accused of heresy and sent to prison.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Ornate costumes and a talented cast can't make up for Ghosts' glacial pace and confused plot.
Intense historical epic is for adults only.
Cast & Crew
- Samuel Goldwyn Films
- © 2006 XUXA Producciones S.L.
- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.