Even the Rain
- Original title
También la lluvia
- Running time
- 104 min.
Gael García Bernal,
Juan Carlos Aduviri,
Co-production Spain-France-Mexico; Morena Films
Drama | Social Drama. Film In Film
- Synopsis / Plot
- TAMBIEN LA LLUVIA sets up an intriguing dialogue about Spanish imperialism through incidents taking place some 500 years apart, while examining the personal belief systems of the members of a film crew headed by director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his producer Costa (Luis Tosar) who arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about the conquest of Latin America. Set in February and March of 2000 when real-life protests against the privatization of water rocked the nation, the film reflexively blurs the line between fiction and reality in what Variety calls "a powerful, richly layered indictment of the plight of Latin America's dispossessed." Carlos Aduviri is dynamic as a local who is cast as a 15th century native in the film, but when the make-up and loin cloth come off, he sails into action protesting his community’s deprivation of water at the hands of the government. Meanwhile, Gael Garcia Bernal’s Idealist film director is as relentless as Werner Herzog infamously was in making FITZCARALDO, pushing ahead against all odds, ignoring the prevailing danger about to disrupt at any moment. Despite the devastation emerging around him, Sebastian seems unable to engage with any emotion over than a dogmatic desire to get his film done.
Spain's official Oscar Submission to the 2010 Academy Awards - Best Foreign Language Film
: Berlín Festival (Panorama): Audience Award
: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Film Audience Award
: 3 Goya Awards. 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Direction and Actor
: Ariel Awards: Best Latin-American Film (ex aequo)
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