August 1st, 2012
Even the Rain will be available on DVD exlusively from the Dogwoof Shop from 6th August, and then goes on sale with other retailers on August 13th.
To mark the DVD release we have a special bundle to giveaway. The film was penned by Ken Loach collaborator Paul Laverty, and one lucky winner will win copies of his screenplay books (thanks to Route Online) for Even the Rain, Looking for Eric and Route Irish as well as an Even the Rain DVD of course! To win simply make sure you are signed up to the Dogwoof newsletter and then email us your details on email@example.com to enter the competition!
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.
Please note this competition is only open to residents of the UK and Ireland, and you must be subscribed to the newsletter in order to be entered. We will close the competition and contact the winner on 1st September.