Gael Garcia Bernal seems to have lost it with his last two ventures. He seems to have found some footing in his next film titled Even the Rain. Gael seems to have gone back to his routes and the use of his eyes to great effect. He is famous for his roles in films like Bad Education and Motorcycle Diaries.
Tambien La Lluvia sets up an intriguing dialogue about Spanish imperialism through incidents taking place some 500 years apart, while examining the personal belief systems of the member of a film crew headed by directed Sebastian and his producer Costa who arrives in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about the conquest of Latin America.
Set in Febraury 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 in what Variety calls a powerfully, richly layered indictment of the plight of Latin America’s dispossessed.
Carlos Aduviri is dynamic as a local who is cast as a 15 th century native in the film, but when the make-up and loin cloth come off, he sails into action protesting his community’s depravation of water at the hands of the government. Meanwhile, Gael Garcia Bernal’s idealist film director is as relentless as Werner Herzog infamously was in making Fitzcaraldo, pushing ahead against all odds, ignoring the prevailing danger about to disrupt at any moment. Despite the devastation emerging around him, Sebastain played by Gael seems unable to engage with any emotion over than a dogmatic desire to get his film done.
Even the Rain is expected to hit theaters on February 18 th, 2011. The film is directed by Iciar Bollian.