Even The Rain at Flamenco Festival
Screening of Icíar Bollaín’s film Even the Rain at GW Lisner Auditorium.
Even the Rain (También la Lluvia)
- On Wednesday, March 9 at 7 pm.
- Directed by Iciar Bollain, 104 minutes, Spain, 2001.
- In Spanish with English subtitles. View trailer.
With ample irony, Even the Rain explores the effects of Spanish imperialism, still resonating some 500 years later in the continued struggle against oppression by indigenous people.
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. 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.