EVITA, ANOTHER VIEW

By José Manuel GÓMEZ, Maria Teresa MAZZOROTOLO

AUSTRAL FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2005

“Evita, another view” depicts one of the twentieth century´s leading characters, from her personal photographers´ perspective.The purpose of the documentary is to show a woman who managed to face a male-chauvinist society and make her way against all odds to finally make her wishes come true.

    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • José Manuel GÓMEZ, Maria Teresa MAZZOROTOLO
    • Producer(s)
    • Maria Teresa MAZZOROTOLO
    • Synopsis
    • “Evita, another view” describes one of the twentieth century’s political leading characters, from her personal photographer’s perspective.
      The purpose of the film is to show a woman who managed to face a male-chauvinist society and make her way against all odds to finally make her wishes come true. Nowadays we would call her “a transgressor”.
      Her childhood in a town that considered her illegitimate could have left a scar for life in her. Nevertheless, she punched through the impasse and shooting high she achieved what she had never expected.
      This documentary retells her story but from another view, a look which behind a camera lens describes and gave expression to her deeds, her work and her courage without words in the celluloid.
      There is perhaps a certain parallelism between Evita’s and Alfredo Mazzorotolo’s life. Both were adolescents born in our country’s forlorn places, little country villages, where life goes by slowly without any great surprises.
      Both longed for more and ran to get it in the big city with all the mysteries this quest entailed. Evita wanted to be an actress and Alfredo a seaman, but in some point the fate changed their paths. These were hard times in the domestic and international arena, but in spite of not getting what they longed for immediately, they never returned to their hometowns but went on trying and struggling with all the strength they got from their youth and boldness.
      Their paths crossed in 1947, when Evita was the first lady and next to Perón she had found her fate and Alfredo was the general graphic supervisor of a very important publishing house (Democracia). From that moment Alfredo became a silent witness to Evita´s work, a witness that lets us revive her just as she was.
      “Evita, another view” is just that witness silent look that allows us to enrich the testimony of a unique woman’s life objectively. The photographs allow us to objectify her performance since they were taken during her daily tasks reflecting a hectic world.
      The testimony from those who knew her very well and worked shoulder to shoulder with her are voices that the pictures show us, with the interpretation of contemporary historians.
      The documentary is not a biography, although the chronology of the events is respected, but it is a collection of photographs where our country’s history is brought to life through what rancour could not destroy in 1955 because there was a person who risked his life to protect it.
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