DIRECTOR: ALAN PARKER
CAST: MADONNA, ANTONIO BANDERAS, JONATHAN PRYCE
Khondji’s lone film to date to be nominated for an Academy Award for cinematography, though he has enjoyed plentiful other deserved plaudits, Parker’s powerhouse musical from the concept album by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber was a vehicle for Madonna at the height of her diva superstardom, portraying the glamorous, powerful, and altogether larger-than-life First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón through her hard-scrabble youth, astonishing life, and early death. A rare attempt at making a movie musical on the grand scale with all the glitz of studio era Hollywood, loaded with show-stopping standards like “You Must Love Me” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”
Screening as a part of Darius Khondji.