Even the Rain | También la lluvia – dir. Icíar Bollaín, 2010

date: 31/07/2012 time: 21:00 place: The Silver Star Cinema film program: great cinema on the small market square artistic program: films

FR, ES, MX | 2010 | 103 min
reż|dir Icíar Bollaín pro|pro Juan Gordon scen|wr Paul Laverty zdj|ph Alex Catalán muz|mus Alberto Iglesias mon|ed Ángel Hernández Zoido ob|cast Luis Tosar, Gael García Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri,  Karra Elejalde dys|dis AP Manana


Sebastian – idealist director – and Costa, his producer, go to the Bolivian town of Cochabamba to make an adventure film about the journey of Christopher Columbus. What lures them is the attractive outdoor-scenery and, most of all, the poverty of the locals, ready to do anything for two dollars a day. Yet the production is disturbed when there is an outbreak of protests against the privatisation of water resources in the town. The person leading the rebellion is the man who, in the film being prepared, plays the part of the legedary Hatuey – the first rebel who opposed Columbus’ expansion.

“Even the Rain” sensitively exposes colonialism that has been taking place for hundreds of years – this picture is by no means one-dimensional, depicting the double fight of the local people in a multidimensional manner and with great emotional power.

MFF Berlin 2011 – Panorama Audience Award for feature film

Icíar Bollaín (1967)
Birth name Icíar Bollaín Perez-Mingues. Spanish actress, director, and author. Co-founder of the “La Iguana” production company. Awarded at the Valladolid International Film for her full-length feature debut “Hola, ¿estás sola?” Her following films also gained critical recognition effortlessly, and the cinema audience took a liking to them as well.