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Iciar Bollain directs a Paul Laverty screenplay about a Spanish film crew that travels to Bolivia in order to shoot a film about Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas. Once there the crew will be faced with the privatization of water by the Bolivian government and the ensuing revolt of the indigenous population. Starring Gael García Bernal and Luis Tosar, the film has been selected by the Spanish Film Academy to represent Spain at the Oscars.
The music has been composed, orchestrated and conducted by two-times Academy Award-nominee Alberto Iglesias (for The Constant Gardener and The Kite Runner), who has further composed over thirty film scores for such filmmakers as Julio Medem (Sex and Lucía), John Malkovich (The Dancer Upstairs), Steven Soderberg (Che) or Oliver Stone (Comandante). Alberto Iglesias is furthermore Pedro Almodóvar’s regular composer (Talk to Her, All About My Mother, Bad Education, Volver, etc).
For this movie, Iglesias has written a vibrant, powerful and highly emotional score, dominated by obsessive ostinatos in the string section and a wealth of solo performances by the harp or the ronroco which are used to highlight the fight of the people for a common good and the harshness of the landscape. The score was recorded at Air Studios in London and conducted by Alberto Iglesias.
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