8 pm Friday 1st February 2013
EVEN THE RAIN    
ICIAR BOLLAIN  (Spain 2012)
Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosas, Carlos Aduviri
A smart, socially aware fable about a Spanish film crew
making a Christopher Columbus biopic about his discovery
of America and the ensuing exploitation of native Americans.
This is shown to be another layer in the same cycle via the
troubled production’s own exploitation of cheap local labour.
Set in February and March of 2000 in Bolivia 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.’ Gael García Bernal is
the idealistic director with some sympathy for his low–paid
workers but with a dogged determination to get his film made
at all costs.