Summary: All three of us thought this film was brilliant! I have watched it twice and was even more appreciative the second time around. Not cliched, working on many levels - human, political, historical. Also, interesting takes on the craft of acting and film making. Beautifully photographed and acted, it keeps you gripped through its entirety.
Summary: A well made if rather unsubtle poke at the past and present maltreatment of the poor and weak by the rich and strong. The parallel stories end in the same sort of way but ultimately the truth is what happened in the 16th century to the Taino is still happening around the world today. There are still bullies extorting money from the masses and making use of slave labour. Such is human nature. Anyhow this is a well made movie, nicely cast.
Excellent Spanish language movie about exploitation but still leaving room for hope
a customer , 05 Aug 2013, LOVEFiLM
5 August 2013
Summary: Even the Rain / También la lluvia - I really enjoyed this film which works at several levels. First, the film crew are making a film about how the Spanish conquered and exploited South America 500 years ago and their cruelty to the indigenous people. Second how the same film crew exploit the descendents of those indigenous people as they employ them as actors for peanuts.
Summary: Films about the making of a movie are never that well received, usually because they are a challenge for most directors and as a consequence don't come out too well. However I'm pleased to say, this one is an exception to that rule. The film is set in Bolivia in the year 2000 with a film crew making a movie about Christopher Columbus, not about the swash buckling part of his life discovering new lands but about some of the awful legacies he left with the Spanish...