Not yet officially announced, but the Christopher Columbus film starring Gael García Bernal appears to be headed to the Toronto International Film Festival, according to a Reuters article. Even the Rain begins with the making of a period film in Bolivia about Christopher Columbus’ pioneering voyages to the Americas. The plot then covers how the filmmakers and cast are caught up in latter-day violent protests in 2000, against Bolivian government plans which could have forced peasants to pay for water they had previously obtained for free. The plot has a further twist, because an extra in the fictional film is also leading protests. Screenwriter Paul Laverty, a long-time collaborator with director Ken Loach, is involved with this modest-budget Spanish production, whose cast are mainly non-professionals.