Evita (2008 film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley
Produced by Soledad Liendo
Written by Eduardo Montes-Bradley
Starring Eva Duarte
Narrated by Taylor Johnson
Music by Various
Edited by Eduardo Montes-Bradley
Distributed by Heritage Film Project, Alexander Street Press
Release date
  • April 6, 2008 (2008-04-06)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $110.000

Evita is a documentary film on the life of Eva Duarte created by Eduardo Montes-Bradley.[1] Conformed in its entirety with previously unseen historical footage and documents, the film reconstructs the life of the former Argentine first lady from an unbiased perspective. The film starts with a meticulous examination of Evita Duarte's origins, her relationship with her parents (particularly her father) and her siblings. Evita goes on to reveal intimate aspects of Duarte's early childhood and adolescence, leading to her resolving to flee her home in the countryside for the capital city of Buenos Aires. The latter segments of the film are highlighted by interviews with former teachers from her elementary schooling in Junin, a small city in the province of Buenos Aires. Throughout the film, the director is steadily reminding the audience of the domestic and international context out of which Evita Duarte emerged, enhancing the viewer's understanding of the facts. The second act of the film concludes with her funeral in Buenos Aires. The third act exposes the macabre plot to have Evita Peron's corpse disappear, and looks at the curious series of events leading to the exchange of cadavers between the so-called Peronist youth and the military regime. Evita premiered in the US on WCVE Richmond-PBS, and WHTJ Charlottesville-PBS on July 12, 2012.[2] Evita has been included in courses on Political Science and History.[3] Most recently, the documentary was listed 11 in the “Top 25 Political Documentaries That Shed Light On Latin America’s Reality"[4]

Film festivals[edit]

Evita was screened at the Virginia Film Festival, in Charlottesville, on November 4, 2011.[5][6]


  1. ^ Movie Data Base
  2. ^ http://ideastations.org/tv/schedules
  3. ^ University of New Haven. Argentine Political History: The Era of Juan and Evita Perón. UNH Course Code: HIS352
  4. ^ Iaconangelo, David. "Top 25 Political Documentaries That Shed Light On Latin America’s Reality” | Latin Times | November 15, 2013
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-16. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  6. ^ http://www.virginiafilmfestival.org/films-and-events/schedule/

External links[edit]