VITAGRAPH FILMS presents
EVEN THE RAIN
AT A THEATRE NEAR YOU
IN THEATRES NOW
Directed by Iciar Bollain. Written by Paul Laverty.
"EVEN THE RAIN is a brilliant movie. At a time when the poor of the world seem to be rising up, I found myself deeply moved and completely enthralled by this film. I encourage everyone in search of a great movie to go see EVEN THE RAIN."
—Michael Moore, Filmmaker
A Spanish film crew helmed by idealistic director Sebastian (Gael García Bernal) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosar) come to Bolivia to make a revisionist epic about the conquest of Latin America - on the cheap. Carlos Aduviri is dynamic as “Daniel,” a local cast as a 16th century native in the film within a film. When the make-up and loin cloth come off, Daniel sails into action protesting his community’s deprivation of water at the hands of multi-national corporations
"EVEN THE RAIN reminded me in one of the most masterful ways I have ever seen, that the Indigenous people are still being dehumanized in the 21st Century. Great performances were given by everyone involved. What a Movie!"
—Edward James Olmos
“Splendidly panoramic...a grandeur and a force reminiscent of Terrence Malick films." Critics Pick!
—Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
When riots break out in Cochabamba, protesting excessive fees for water, production is interrupted and the convictions of the crew members are challenged. Sebastian and Costa are forced to make an unexpected emotional journey in opposite directions.
"Considering how ambitious it is, how many different narrative strands it employs... [it] does a remarkably good job keeping its disparate elements involving and in harmony."
—Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
With ample irony, EVEN THE RAIN (También la Lluvia) explores the effects of Spanish imperialism, still resonating some 500 years later in the continued struggle against oppression by indigenous people.
“Tosar’s performance is at once subtle and shattering."
—Stephen Farber, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
This fictional Fitzcarraldo-like quest to make a film against all odds, is set against the back drop of the real life “Water Wars,” fought against the privatization of Bolivia’s water supply in the year 2000 and is anchored in the philosophies of historian Howard Zinn, as well as the stories of 16th century priests, Fathers Bartolome de las Casas and Antonio Montesinos, the first radical voices of conscience against an Empire.
From the distributors of THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX. Directed by Iciar Bollain (Take My Eyes) and written by long-time Ken Loach collaborator Paul Laverty (The Wind That Shakes the Barley).
See our website to learn more about the Global Water Crisis.
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