Aesthetic Appeal- 🙂 Iciar Bollain directs a stunning movie; the composition of the film is as beautiful as the locations in which it was shot.


Story- 🙂 🙂 Writer Paul Laverty uses the production of a movie about Christopher Columbus to introduce his main characters into a volatile fight between the locals and the governing powers. The crew has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire local actors and extras for severely reduced pay. Things go 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, eventually an all out war ensues and the crew must make life changing decisions that could mean life and death.


Acting- 🙂 Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar give moving performance and really tie the movies two storylines together making this a truly complete film.