In a time in which all borders of ethnic, religious and cultural differences are being questioned, RAIN IS FALLING makes a connection, takes a look into a foreign world and encourages a ... See full summary »

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In a time in which all borders of ethnic, religious and cultural differences are being questioned, RAIN IS FALLING makes a connection, takes a look into a foreign world and encourages a dialogue between the worlds of strangers. RAIN IS FALLING tells the story of a solution, that comparatively abstracts the big in the small. One thing becomes clear: The devotedness and elementary relationship of love and humanity lifts up the most simple action to redemption. Intuitive images weave themselves into a poetic narrative structure. Slowness and atmosphere build up to a cinematic climax, that uncovers the small, the beauty of the simple and natural, that may bridge human as well as cultural gaps. Written by Holger Ernst

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A girl is trying to save her mother. She might be saving much more.

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24 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Dull
21 August 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"sop·o·rif·ic"--an adjective indicating something that causes sleep. This seldom used English word was the first one that came to mind after I finished watching THE RAIN IS FALLING. It's funny, but some love the film as there are some amazingly positive reviews and it has won awards, but to me this short only induced a strong need to sleep with it's incredibly slow narrative and ultra-simple story.

A small girl is carrying water from the mountains to her home which appears to be miles away. Because of how she looks and the countryside, I'd assume this was filmed in Turkey or Iran by this German film crew. Once she arrives home, a doctor is in with her sick mother and there is no dialog to indicate what is happening, though it appears the lady is extremely ill. Then, when it begins raining, the rustic roof begins to leak profusely. The girl puts cups, buckets, and all sorts of containers about the house to catch the rain. When this also begins in the mother's room, she dutifully sits next to her sleeping mother--catching the falling rain.

While the cinematography is nice, the film lasts too long and left me feeling very cold and indifferent. Perhaps you, too, will love this film but I really suspect that the average viewer will be left cold by this flick.


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