Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Six years after +Andrew Lloyd Webber+ and +Tim Rice+ opened "Evita" in London's Prince Edward Theater, this 1984 Argentinian documentary by Eduardo Mignogna approaches +Eva Perón's controversial life and career with an even-handed perspective. Mignogna interviews authorities holding widely divergent opinions on her nature: she was favored by the gods or she was motivated by hatred, her death changed +Juan Perón+'s political career or she did not alter Argentinian history. In addition to this range of opinions, Mignogna has been able to supply a great deal of information on the famous woman that is not commonly known, a valuable asset of the film. A second asset is his approach to laying out her life and death by using a fictional segment on her train trip from Junin and her early life, to her future in Buenos Aires - with flashbacks and flash forwards filling in the journey to her destiny.