5pm | Saturday, November 13, 2021. | Alliance Française Lagos, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi | Free Entry. | RSVP
For the 2nd year in a row, Screen Out Loud joins arthouse cinemas around the world to celebrate the European Arthouse Cinema Day. In collaboration with the Spanish Consulate-General in Lagos, we look forward to screening the multiple award-winning feature film TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA (Even The Rain) on Saturday, November 13 at the Alliance Française Lagos.
Icíar Bollaín’s sweeping drama juxtaposes the 2000 Cochabamba Water War with Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the Americas in 1511. Columbus and the Spanish Conquest form the focus of a film-within-the-film whose crew arrives in Cochabamba, Bolivia, with the assurance of period verisimilitude and the promise of cheap extras.
With raging protests against the privatisation of public water supply (a universal subject matter), reality however belies expectation and the crew soon find their ambitions, the production and their personal values shaken to the core.
If you love history, politics and the art of filmmaking, come along and bring a friend! Screening starts at 5pm prompt (doors open at 4.30pm). Entry is free! Remember to RSVP and arrive on time to secure your seat.
No face mask, no entry. Social distancing guidelines will also be in place.
This screening is organised in collaboration with the Alliance Française Lagos and the Spanish Consulate-General in Lagos.
ABOUT THE FILM
Costa and Sebastian arrive in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a period film about Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. They’re on the tightest of budgets, but the shoot gets off to a smooth start. But things get complicated when their extras and main actor, locals to Cochabamba, rise up against the privatization of their drinking water. Their battle to get their film made intertwines with the fight of their Bolivian crew members, deprived of their most basic rights, prohibited from collecting even the rain.
Running time: 105 min
Language(s): Spanish and Quechua with English subtitles
Director: Icíar Bollaín
Writer: Paul Laverty
Starring Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Juan Carlos Aduviri, Karra Elejalde, Carlos Santos, Raúl Arévalo, Pau Cólera