Evita

Evita

This lavish musical drama, based on the hit stage production by Andrew Lloyd Webber and beautifully photographed by Darius Khondji, tells the life story of Eva Duarte (Madonna) who leaves her rural home for Buenos Aires in the company of Latin singer Agustin Magaldi (Jimmy Nail), eventually becoming the wife of President Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce) and a heroine to the people of Argentina. Though Evita makes major changes in her life in a conventional sense and acquires great fame and fortune, she never attains true satisfaction. In all, this is a beautifully made tragedy about the folly of placing too much faith in the possibility of attaining happiness through worldly ends.