Even the Rain

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Countries of production: France, Mexico, Spain | Year: 2010 | Length: 103 min
Language: English, Spanish with English subtitles | Certificate: 15 Cert

Directed by Icíar Bollaín and based on a screenplay by Paul Laverty, Even The Rain is an award winning look at the Bolivian Water War of 2000.

Idealist filmmaker Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) and his crew set out to make a film about the story of Christopher Columbus and his true legacy. The city of Cochabamba in Bolivia is selected as the shooting location by the producer, as people are cheap to hire.

While they are shooting, the entire water supply of Cochabamba is privatized and sold to a Global multinational. Tensions in the city mount, Sebastián’s lead actor joins the civil protests, and the crew find themselves in a moral crisis.

“The makers of the movie-within-the-movie are themselves continuing the very exploitation of natives that Columbus introduced.”
The Observer

“Bollaín and Laverty offer a cutting, self-critical analysis of their medium while finding an honest and effective perspective on history.”
Time Out

Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Nominated, Best Film Screenplay
Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, Winner, Best Film

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