• majella

    ★★★ Watched by majella 22 Sep, 2015

    The premise of this film is imbibed with self-importance as it addresses social injustice both past and present; by the Spanish invasion/Christendom and contemporary capitalism respectively. One of the main plots is the irony of the exploitation of indigenous Bolivians by a film crew who are using locals to make a film about Christopher Columbus. Whilst the premise of the film had potential and it was watchable, sadly it just didn't quite make the grade.


  • andre_k

    ★★★ Watched by andre_k 17 Jul, 2015

    Interesting dynamic of people torn between capturing a historic injustice on film and an oppurtunity to help people in present. In the end spoiled somewhat by simplyfing itself down to a banal good versus evil fight, in a story that was already a relatively simple concept leading up to that point.


  • LastHazza

    ★★★½ Watched by LastHazza 09 Jul, 2015

    What a fantastic contrast.


  • Matt Thomas

    ★★½ Watched by Matt Thomas 08 Jul, 2015

    Think Herzog makes Argo, but without a powerhouse Klinski in thr lrad. Worthy but ultimately weak.


  • phil haigh

    ★★★½ Watched by phil haigh 07 Jul, 2015

    A crew making a film about Spanish colonialism find their liberal ideals tested when reality begins to replicate some of the circumstances of their film's narrative. Which people will live up to the beliefs they say they want their film to portray? Of course there are surprises! Tosar performs well in every film I've seen him act in. More than a passing nod to Herzog in the "film within the film". A bit sentimental and simultaneously preachy at the end, though.


  • FilmDoo

    Added by FilmDoo

    Upon first viewing, I must admit that the very premise behind Iciar Bollain’s Even The Rain had left me somewhat sceptical. With its marrying of different forms, I originally felt the meta-cinematic portrayal of a period in the history of Christopher Columbus, in tandem with a poignant period of Bolivian history would simply be too much for one film. How wrong I was. Such is the film’s expertise in its measured handling of the film’s many facets, I was left…


  • Paul Berkeley

    ★★★½ Watched by Paul Berkeley 16 Mar, 2015

    Great film about a film crew who are filming a film about Christopher Columbus in Bolivia.They then get caught up in the politics as the locals rise against privatization of their water supply.Gael Garcia Bernal as the director and Luis Tosar as his producer are very good but the film belongs to the people especially Juan Carlos Aduvari as Daniel a troubled father who must choose between representing the film or his people.Must see


  • Catherine Addington

    ★★★★½ Added by Catherine Addington

    You can basically use this movie to teach the entire history of Latin America. It's so important.


  • nicolas1810

    ★★★ Watched by nicolas1810 26 Jan, 2015

    Οι Gael Garcia Bernal και Luis Tosar γυρίζουν ταινία στη Βολιβία σχετικά με την ανακάλυψη της Αμερικής από τον Κολόμβο,και μπλέκουν στην εξέγερση των ντόπιων κατά της ιδιωτικοποίησης του νερού.Βλέποντας ότι το σενάριο είναι του Paul Laverty μόνιμου συνεργάτη του Ken Loach,καταλαβαίνεις σε τι ύφος κινείται η ταινία.Έξυπνος ο παραλληλισμός ανάμεσα στις δύο ιστορίες,συμπαθητικό το αποτέλεσμα.


  • Jonathan Mackris

    ★★★★ Watched by Jonathan Mackris 20 Jan, 2015

    Even the Rain is the kind of "based on a true story" picture I love - one that uses the true story as a backdrop to communicate larger themes. In this picture, the attempt to privatize the water supply in Bolivia is used as a means to showcase modern examples of white countries attempting to conquer and exploit other races. The story of this water crisis is juxtaposed with the story of a film crew attempting to film a picture…


  • Cinemashoppe

    ★★★★ Added by Cinemashoppe

    Wow, quite a stunner. Very emotionally power packed with social overtones about what is right and what is wrong and how business decisions affect the poor.


  • nefolk

    ★★★★½ Added by nefolk

    Laikam trešā labākā no līdz šim redzētajām filmām ar G.G. Bernālu (pēc Amores Perros un La Science des Rêves, un ne jau aktiera dēļ, bet filmas ar viņu ir vērts skatīties, jo tās nemēdz būt neinteresantas), sievietes režisēta, politiska, gudra un efektīva, turklāt ļoti “skatāma”. Man vispār patīk (ir, kam nepatīk) kino ar kino iekšā jeb filmas par filmām, taču šajā filma filmā vairs nav mērķis, bet gan spēcīgs mākslinieciskās izteiksmes līdzeklis. Varbūt pirmajā mirklī tā nepavisam nešķiet perfekta, it…