Even the Rain Movie PosterDogwoof have given us this brand new and exclusive clip for their new movie, Even the Rain which hits UK cinemas this Friday 18th May. It’s directed by Icíar Bollaín, written by Paul Laverty and stars Luis Tosar, Gael García Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri and Karra Elejalde. Below the clip, I’ve also placed the trailer which gives you more of an idea of the story of the movie and the look and feel. I actually got to spend a month just outside Cochabamba in Bolivia (where the movie is shot) back in 2002 while working at an orphanage so am very much looking forward to watching the movie to see this beautiful country captured on film (other than seeing it on the Top Gear special!).

Obsessive idealist Sebastián has sworn to direct a film about one of the world’s most iconic figures, Christopher Columbus. He is determined to overturn the myth of the arrival of Western Civilization in the Americas as a force for good. His film will show what Columbus set in motion: the obsession with gold, the taking of slaves, and the terrible violence visited on those Indians who fought back.

The brilliant actor playing Columbus constantly challenges the director, accusing him of hypocrisy and cheap manipulation. Costa, Sebastián’s friend and producer, doesn’t give a damn. All that matters is that the film comes in on time and within budget. Costa decided they will shoot in Bolivia, the cheapest, most “Indian” of Latin American countries.

While the shoot progresses in and around the city of Cochabamba, civil and political unrest simmer, as the entire water supply of the city is privatized and sold to a British/American multinational. Violence increases daily until the entire city explodes in the now infamous Bolivian Water War – a war which actually took place in April 2000. 500 years after Columbus, sticks and stones once again confront the high-tech weaponry of a modern army. David against Goliath. Only this time the fight is not over gold, but the simplest of life-giving elements – water.

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