5 Fridays Film Festival: Latin American and Spanish Contemporary Films
Friday, January 11
Round Room, Ford Center for Fine Arts
También la lluvia (about the Cochabamba Water Wars in 2000 Bolivia)
Dir. Iciar Bollain (Spain). Staring Luis Tosar and Gael Garcia Bernal
Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors, is a leading activist in the protest movement.
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain, and its Program for Cultural Cooperation with United States’ Universities.