The paint strokes tell the story. From Academy Award-winning director Milos Forman comes "Goya's Ghosts" (2006), a drama of power, passion and betrayal set during the Spanish Inquisition. Stellan Skarsgard plays celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya,who is drawn into a web of deception when Natalie Portman as Ines, his muse and inspiration, is imprisoned for heresy against the Catholic Church. Goya seeks to free her with the aid of Brother Lorenzo, a seemingly sympathetic inquisitor portrayed by Javier Bardem. Bewitched by Ines' beauty, the duplicitous monk commits an unthinkable act, leaving Goya to make sense of a world gone mad in this compelling drama.
Set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition, GOYAS GHOSTS explores the lives of the famous painter, his muse, and a conflicted monk. Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgard, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLDS END) is a controversial figure in 1792 Madrid, but it's his innocent model Inis (Natalie Portman, V FOR VENDETTA) who draws the attention of the Inquisition. Her beauty also catches the eye of an ardent monk, Brother Lorenzo (Javier Bardem, THE SEA INSIDE), but the efforts of both Goya and her admirer cannot save her from years of torture and imprisonment. Director Milos Forman Star Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgaard, Randy Quaid, Jose Luis Gomez, Special Features: Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Spanish Optional Additional Release Materials: Behind the Scenes Special Features: 114 minutes Year of Release: 2007.