On a hostile trail, under a merciless rain, we see a dying man escaping from a relentless adversary.
Exhausted, the man finds shelter in a house lost in the mountains. He’s soaked and the brutal wind draws his ribs on his shirt. He can barely stay conscious, and walking towards the door he encounters the inexpressive face of the woman of the house. The man faints.
Three people live in the humble house. It is a delicate triangular system that collapses with the arrival of the fugitive. Those are the initial events of a story that, like a star wheel, activates the machinery of desire. No matter how small the size of their reality is, no matter how unworthy their living conditions are, or the intense isolation they live in, these characters will try to meet their desires and at the same time escape from the presence of the dead hidden in each drop of rain.
Inspired in the John Howinson’s gothic tale “The Floating Beacon”, “It Rains” it’s the inner trip of a man running away from himself. “It Rains” it’s a fragment in the life and death of four isolated people. “It Rains” it’s the terrible possibility of recognizing ourselves on the screen. “It Rains” it’s the stone cold gaze of Medusa this time unbearable even looked through the protecting mirror.
Llueve premiered at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France and traveled from there to the Guadalajara and Uruguay International Film Festivals, among others. It represented Venezuela at the EXPO Shanghai 2010.