Film 19 of 2018
This sort of wacky Mexican-Spanish-Bolivian co-production is a real gem in the depths of Netflix.
Even the Rain is sort of meta in the sense that it about the filming of another film, detailing the landfall of Christopher Columbus, and scenes from this fake Columbus movie are interspersed throughout this Iciar Bollain film.
Set during the 2000 Cochamba Water War, this film is brimming with political statements. It opens your eyes into a dynamic we don't often think about in American cinema, the clashes between indigenous peoples and those of a higher percentage of Spanish/other European ancestry in Latin America, Bolivia in this case.
Sometimes the plot does hit you pretty hard over the head with…