“Evita” is a musical drama film directed by Alan Parker, based on the 1976 musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The film chronicles the life of Eva Perón (Madonna), the former First Lady of Argentina, from her childhood in poverty to her rise to power and eventual death from cancer. The story is told from the perspective of Che (Antonio Banderas), a narrator who offers commentary on the events and people in Eva's life.
“Evita” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances and visual style of the film, while others criticized its narrative structure and historical accuracy. Madonna's performance as Eva was widely praised, with critics noting her powerful singing voice and emotional range. Banderas was also noted for his charismatic portrayal of Che. However, some critics felt that the film lacked depth and failed to provide a nuanced portrayal of the political and social issues of the time.
“Evita” received several awards and nominations, including three Academy Awards for Best Original Song, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Mixing. Madonna was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and the film was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Sound, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
|Directed by||Alan Parker,|
|Screenplay by||Alan Parker Oliver Stone|
by Tim Rice
Andrew Lloyd Webber
|Produced by||Robert Stigwood Alan Parker Andrew G. Vajna|
|Starring||Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail,|
|Edited by||Gerry Hambling|
|Music by||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|Hollywood Pictures Cinergi Pictures RSO Films Dirty Hands Productions|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures Distribution (North America/South America/Spain)
Cinergi Productions (International)
|Release dates||December 14, 1996 (Los Angeles) December 25, 1996 (United States)|
|Running time||134 minutes|
|Box office||$141 million|