"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."
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
“...melding stinging irony with riveting, personal drama. Dark, incisive, and ultimately hopeful.”
—Daniel Persons, HUFFINGTON POST
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.
“…Tosar’s performance is at once subtle and shattering.”
—Stephen Farber, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
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.
“A powerful, richly layered indictment of the plight of Latin America's dispossessed."
—Jonathan Holland, VARIETY
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).