Evita Poster

Release Date: January 10th, 1997

DVD Release Date: March 25th, 1998

PG|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
Eva Duarte Peron rises from poverty to become an Argentinian actress and the wife of powerful President Juan Peron. Through a series of flashbacks, Eva transforms from an impoverished teenager into a woman of influence and power. After the death of her father, Eva travels to Buenos Aires and begins a string of relationships with powerful men before she meets Juan. Eva's ultimate power and influence earn her both admiration and hatred.

Cast: Madonna , Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Julian Littman, Olga Merediz, Andrea Corr, Peter Polycarpou

Director: Alan Parker

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures, Dirty Hands Productions, Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Love, 1940s, Wife, Marriage, Rise, 1950s, Father, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

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  • But Parker's visuals enliven the music, and Madonna and Banderas bring it passion. By the end of the film we feel like we've had our money's worth, and we're sure Evita has. show more

  • Alan Parker's picture is epic, lavish and fascinating. It is not a perfect screen musical, but it is spectacular and it works. show more

  • Alan Parker's big-budget adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's surpassingly shrewd stage spectacular isn't a big fat failure. But it isn't a resounding success, either: It's an awkward hybrid, neither lavish eye candy nor credible drama. show more

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Awards

Winner Music (Original Song)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Sound
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)