Even The Rain
Genre: Drama (historical/social)
Length: 104 min.
Directed By: Icíar Bollaín
Written By: Paul Laverty
Cast: Luis Tosar, Gael García Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri, Karra Elejalde, Raúl Arévalo, Carlos Santos, Cassandra Ciangherotti
Also known as: También la lluvia
A Spanish film crew arrives in Bolivia to dish the dirt on Christopher Columbus and his exploitation of native Indian populations during his journeys to the New World. The director, Sebastian, dreams of making an epic that will expose the imperialist sins of his ancestors. But while they are preparing their shoot, they suddenly confront contemporary South American politics.
A multinational corporation plans to privatize the city’s water supply, and several locals participating in the filming get involved in increasingly violent demonstrations against the corporate intruders. (The story is set against the real-life water wars in Bolivia in 2000.) At first the filmmakers try to ignore the turmoil, but eventually their project is threatened by the growing unrest.