Even the Rain (Tamien La Lluvia)
Director Iciar Bollain
Starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde
Language Spanish, Quechua (Subtitled)
Part of the 28th Chester International Film Festival.
Preceded by Festival Animation Showcase.
Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) is a film director who along with his hard nosed producer Costa (Luis Tosar) sets out to make a revisionist drama shot in Bolivia about the Spanish conquest of the Americas. Sebastian casts a local man Daniel as the chieftain who led a rebellion against the Spaniards. Unbeknown to the director Daniel is leading his community’s demonstrations against the government’s decision to privatise water. As filming progresses the two stories – the 1512 rebellion and the twenty-first century riots serve to underline the impact of colonisation of the New World and the continuing exploitation of its resources by outsiders.
St Mary’s Centre