Virginia Film Festival: Eduardo Montes-Bradley on Evita

Director Eduardo Montes-Bradley talks with Sean McCord about his exploration of the life of Eva Duarte de Perun consists entirely of previously unseen historical footage, reconstructing the life of the former Argentine first lady from an unbiased perspective.

Evita, which screens Friday November 4, 2011 at 11:30 am at the Regal Downtown, reveals intimate aspects of her early childhood and adolescence leading to her determination to run away to Buenos Aires at age 15. The film continues past Evita’s death, ultimately exposing the macabre plot to make Evita’s corpse disappear, and the curious series of events leading to the exchange of cadavers between the underground Peronist Youth and the military regime.