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Wednesday, February 9
E Street Cinema
Washington, DC

Vitagraph Films presents EVEN THE RAIN (Tambien La Lluvia), opening February 18, 2011 at Landmark’s E Street Cinema in Washington, DC.

EVEN THE RAIN 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, Rudo y Cursi, Y Tu Mamá También) and his producer Costa (Luis Tosar, The Limits of Control) who arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about the Christopher Columbus’ 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. Despite the devastation emerging around him, Sebastian seems unable to engage with any emotion other than a dogmatic desire to get his film done.

Directed by Icíar Bollaín (Te Doy Mis Ojos, Mataharis) EVEN THE RAIN is Spain’s official Oscar submission to the 2010 Academy Awards – Best Foreign Language Film Award. Featured at Toronto Film Festival, The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s “Spanish Cinema Now,” and Palm Springs International Film Festival. Nominated for 13 Goya Awards (Spain’s Oscar equivalent), including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Lead Actor, Best New Actor, Best Supporting Actor.

“A powerful, richly layered indictment of the plight of Latin America’s dispossessed.” – Variety


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