Even the Rain
Released: 18/05/2012 Released in key citiesMoving from acting to directing, Icíar Bollaín has received some prestigious accolades, but Even the Rain might be her most ambitious work to date: a film within a film. Sebastian is looking to direct a drama charting Columbus' impact in South America, but filming in politically tense Bolivia as its water system is privatised draws some unexpected colonial parallels. For more information visit: http://dogwoof.com/films/even-the-rain Buy: http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_times/s117/Panton_St/ Watch:
Little White Lies“Fails to intellectually or emotionally engage...” Laverty’s socially-conscious writing style appears to be the beginning point for the drama, rather than a story that reflects these issues. What’s left is something to admire from a humanist standpoint, but to forget as art or entertainment...
Total Film “Think the 'New World' crossed with 'Day For Night'... ” Scripted by Ken Loach’s regular writer Paul Laverty (and directed by the latter’s wife, Icíar Bollaín), it’s an undeniably didactic drama, but scores points for stylistic ambition and its heartfelt sympathies towards the dispossessed...
Time Out“Inequality and misplaced ideals cross the centuries...” Films about filmmaking can be navel-gazing, but Bollaín and Laverty offer a cutting, self-critical analysis of their medium while finding an honest and effective perspective on history...
Guardian“Smart, socially aware fable...” Bollaín cranes her camera to highlight the real-world injustices developing beyond the on-location ego trips. There are striking performances from Luis Tosar as a cynical yet flexible producer and Juan Carlos Aduviri...
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