• sethgardner

    ★★★½ Added by sethgardner

    Set in the early turn of the century, even the rain is a fantastic fictional account of Bolivian water wars. The movie is well paced and keeps you engaged the whole time. In addition to the unique aspect of filming the making of a film, the movie really gets the point across of what happened in Cochabamba.
    The only thing I really didn't like about the movie was the telegraphed story arc for Costa. Its saved by the obvious hypocrisy…

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  • Kendra Rhinesmith

    Added by Kendra Rhinesmith

    This film had a cool setup from being like a film being made within a film. It is about a film crew that comes to Bolivia to make a movie about the people of Bolivia struggling against higher corporations that are trying to control their water supply and in turn the city rebels and tears apart the city rioting to make a voice for themselves. sometimes it was hard for me to keep up with what world it was really…

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  • megankurkowski

    Added by megankurkowski

    Even the Rain is a Spanish drama film directed by Icíar Bollaín from 2010. This film actually instead of a normal film consisting of one story line, it has two. I thought it was amazing how it went back and forth. It let me see history of events that actually took place, and helps us see how this effected the natives, and how strongly they felt about their land.

    Mexican filmmaker Sebastián and his producer Costa arrive in Bolivia, with…

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  • johnmoloney

    ★★★★ Added by johnmoloney

    “Even the Rain” directed by Icíar Bollaín is one of my favorite films I’ve seen so far this year for its amazing screenplay and top notch acting. The film caught my attention from the beginning with its unique and refreshing narrative of a film about the making of a separate film. The first relationship introduced is between the director of the film, Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal), and his goal oriented producer Costa (Luis Tosar). They’ve just arrived in Bolivia, a…

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  • EmilyHensley

    ★★★★★ Watched by EmilyHensley 02 Apr, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • EbonyN

    ★★★★ Watched by EbonyN 02 Apr, 2014 1

    Parallel to the more obvious duality that plays out in Even the Rain (directed by Iciar Bollain, 2010) of imperialism and profit lust, there is another conflict that the film subtly exposes. This unsettling conflict, while fundamental to the issues faced by Bolivians during the Water Wars, also takes place around the globe in other areas/ways as well. The conflict is one of reality vs. “fantasy” (or, rather, ideas/ideology), and is initially introduced in the opening minutes of the film…

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  • chelsea_toth

    ★★★★ Watched by chelsea_toth 02 Apr, 2014

    Spanish director, Icíar Bollaín, worked with her husband, Paul Laverty, to turn his original screenplay on Christopher Columbus into a film that could relate the struggles of the original inhabitants of North America to modern days subjects. Even the Rain (También la lluvia, original title) is a film centered on the Bolivian water wars that out broke at the start of the 21st century. The way that the plot is set up is very interesting as it is actually a…

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  • Destini Wright

    Added by Destini Wright

    Even the Rain is a is a 2010 Spanish drama film directed by Icíar Bollaín. It intertwines two different story lines that move back and forth giving you a better look into not only the history of the time and the events that were taking place but it also gives you a better feel for what the cast and natives were going through, while trying to finish the film. It is such a powerful piece because of the dedication and…

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  • PatrickReynolds

    ★★★★★ Watched by PatrickReynolds 03 Apr, 2014 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Eric Acton

    ★★★★ Added by Eric Acton

    The film “Even the Rain” (2010) has the distinction of actually being a film-within-a film. It is directed by Icíar Bollaín and depicts the trials of a Spanish film crew that came to Cochabamba, Bolivia to make a film about the Spanish conquest of Latin America. Just as the Spanish film portrays the struggle of the people to the harsh oppression of the Spanish government and Catholic Church, this film portrays the people of Bolivia struggling against the multinational corporations…

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  • Michael Benton

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Michael Benton 03 Apr, 2014

    6th viewing - screened for ENG 282: International Film Studies

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  • paul brewer

    ★★★★ Watched by paul brewer 14 Mar, 2014

    A compelling film about a Mexican film crew making a controversial film, in Bolivia, about Christopher Columbus' treatment of the locals, just as one of their leads, Daniel, from the local Cochabama region, is leading a protest movement about the privatisation of their water supply and their treatment by the government.

    Great direction, nicely shot and terrific acting throughout.

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