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También la lluvia

Icíar Bollaín

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Dutch premiere

Festival year: 2011

Visionary filmmaker Sebastián (Gael García-Bernal) travels to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a film about the conquest of America by Christopher Columbus. Tensions rise on the set as a result of the Bolivian water crisis. In the layered movie También la lluvia, the dividing line between past and present and between facts and fiction, becomes blurred.


Sebastián is determined to review the myth about the genesis of western civilization in America once and for all, by means of an historical epic that reveals Columbus’ gold fever and poor treatment of the indigenous population. But the local actors have other things on their mind: the water supply has been completely privatized and sold to an American multinational corporation. Five hundred years after Columbus went ashore, the region is again dominated by conflict, over water instead of gold this time. The film’s shoot is deadlocked and the film makers are forced to choose sides in the conflict.
In this film by renowned Spanish director Icár Bollaín (Te doy mis ojos), Paul Laverty, screenwriter for Ken Loach, compares the Bolivian water conflict of 2000 to the colonization of South America by Columbus in 1492. The ingeniously interwoven storylines of También la lluvia draw an analytical portrait of the politics of filmmaking and the heritage of colonialism.


France, Mexico, Spain 2010, 104 min.


Spoken language: Spanish

Subtitles: Dutch

Official website:


Morena Films

+34 917002780

Dutch distribution:

September Film Distribution

+31 205357550

World sales:

Wild Bunch EU

+33 153015020

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When & where?

  • Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 21:15

    Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 6

  • Friday, March 25, 2011 - 22:00

    Theater aan het Spui 1, The Hague

  • Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 22:30

    Theater aan het Spui 1, The Hague

  • Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 21:45

    Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 1

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