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924 Ratings

Goya's Ghosts

Directed by Miloš Forman
United States, Spain, 2006
Biography, Drama, History


The painter Goya becomes involved with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter.

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Goya's Ghosts Directed by Miloš Forman

Critics reviews

Goya’s Ghosts is not a perfect film, but its implications have profound resonance.
October 19, 2007
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Those seeking a pictorial, paint-by-numbers biopic of the eponymous 18th-century artist are advised to look elsewhere: As irreverent in its approach as Forman’s earlier takes on the lives of Andy Kaufman and Larry Flynt, Goya’s Ghosts shows markedly less interest in Goya (played by Stellan Skarsgård) than in the times to which he was a witness and the figures who passed through his portrait studio.
July 18, 2007
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