Eva Perón: The True Story

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Eva Perón
Eva Peron pelicula.jpg
Juan Perón (Víctor Laplace) holds a weakened Eva Perón (Esther Goris), resembling the real Evita's last speech
Directed by Juan Carlos Desanzo
Produced by Hugo E. Lauría
María de la Paz Marino
Written by José Pablo Feinmann
Starring Esther Goris
Víctor Laplace
Music by José Luis Castiñeira de Dios
Cinematography Juan Carlos Lenardi
Edited by Sergio Zottola
Distributed by Líder Films
David Lamping
Release date(s) Argentina
24 October 1996
United States
18 December 1996
Running time 114 min
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

Eva Perón is a 1996 Argentine drama-historical film based on the life of Eva Perón. It was directed by Juan Carlos Desanzo and starred Esther Goris and Víctor Laplace. It was released on October 24, 1996. It was awarded 3 "Cóndor" awards by the Argentine Film Critics Association in 1997.

Plot[edit]

The movie does not offer a linear interpretation of the full life of Eva Perón. Instead, it focuses on the political disputes during the last year of Eva's life. These disputes involved women's suffrage in Argentina, failed coup attempts against the Peronist government, and Eva's failed bid for the vice presidency. The movie concludes with Eva's death in 1952.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Lisa Alspector of the Chicago Reader favoured Goris' "riveting" portrayal of Evita over that of Madonna in the American film, Evita (1996), based on the musical. Alspectot described the Argentine film as "an effective character study with plenty of subtext." She also stated that "it's fascinating to watch Goris and Victor Laplace (as Juan Peron) demystify sensationalized figures." She praised the greater emphasis on politics rather than Eva's brief acting career and felt the title character engaged viewers so that "you're compelled to ponder her complex motivations throughout."[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Actress (Mejor Actriz) – Esther Goris (WON)
  • Best Art Direction (Mejor Dirección Artística) – Miguel Ángel Lumaldo (WON)
  • Best Screenplay, Original (Mejor Guión Original – José Pablo Feinmann (WON)
  • Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía) – Juan Carlos Lenardi (nomination)
  • Best Director (Mejor Director) – Juan Carlos Desanzo (nomination)
  • Best Film (Mejor Película) – (nomination)
  • Best Music (Mejor Música) – José Luis Castiñeira de Dios (nomination)

Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema

  • Audience Award – Juan Carlos Desanzo (nomination)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lisa Alspector, "Review: 'Eva Peron: The True Story'", Chicago Reader. Retrieved on 6 September 2010

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