FLAMENCO FESTIVAL: Film Screening of 'Even The Rain'
FREE, reservations suggested
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 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.
Directed by Iciar Bollain (Take My Eyes) and written by long-time Ken Loach collaborator Paul Laverty (The Wind That Shakes the Barley).
**Make sure to get a bag of hot popcorn from Popped! Republic - Gourmet Popcorn who will be parked at Lisner for the film!
Embassy of Spain, SPAIN arts & culture