Even the Rain (Meme La Pluie)
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Even the Rain (Meme La Pluie)
TAMBIEN LA LLUVIA sets up an intriguing dialogue about Spanish imperialism through incidents taking place some 500 years apart, while examining the personal belief systems of the members of a film crew headed by director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his producer Costa (Luis Tosar) who arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about the conquest of Latin America. Set in February and March of 2000 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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"Bollaín and Laverty offer a cutting, self-critical analysis of their medium while finding an honest and effective perspective on history..."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Director Iciar Bollain remains such an extraordinary director of actors that in every scene some surprising nuance counters the literalism of the script."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Well-acted and always with an ear cocked, listening for its own social relevance."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Icíar Bollaín melds passionate art with profound politics in this well-conceived, brilliantly acted drama."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"There are striking performances from Luis Tosar as a cynical yet flexible producer and Juan Carlos Aduviri as the native who becomes a figurehead for those who don't have the luxury of playacting."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"A film within a film within a film, Even the Rain holds up a hall of mirrors to the Third World and invites us to look in."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Despite the whiff of a Hollywood ending, "Even the Rain" is a refreshing import."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Even the Rain is pure cinema, complete with some fruity subtitles in English."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"Obvious and heavy handed in pointing out the never changing struggles between the haves and have-nots but there are still some touching moments and strong performances to make it worthwhile..."
‑ Allan Hunter, The List
"Bolleín and Laverty punch up every icon and wingding in the arthouse cliché dropdown."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"The most outstanding performance comes from Aduviri, an indigenous Aymara from Bolivia, who was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at Spain's Oscars, the Goyas."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Even the Rain strikes a deep and resonant chord."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"An ambitious, well-intentioned political drama from writer Paul Laverty and his director partner Icíar Bolaín."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Never really excels in any given area, and re-watch factor is a zero."
‑ Sherwyn Spencer, Little White Lies
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