Crítica de Película
Rodrigo García and Alejandro Maci team up under the production of Salma Hayek and Disney+ Star to debut one of the best series of the year: Santa Evita.
The series follows the intriguing story of Argentina’s first lady, Eva Perón, after her death from cervical cancer at age 33 in 1952. And how her embalmed remains, after being veiled in front of millions of people, were kidnapped by the military. dictatorship in 1955.
For 45 minutes we are going to witness the ordeal that this woman’s body experienced after she died, even if it wasn’t her wish. Since her rise as First Lady and even after her death in 1952, Eva Perón has provoked both devotion from her followers and strong criticism from her detractors, a situation that continues to this day.
Rodrigo Garcia counts among his works with Albert Nobbs, Last Days in the Desert or 4 Days. for your part Alexandre Maci directed Black Sun, In Therapy and Lovers Hate.
With calculated time jumps, a recreation of the era, luxury makeup, costumes and hairdressing, the series stands out above other Argentine productions. Federico Jusid’s music, archival footage and narrative generate all the suspense a story like this deserves.
Santa Evita does not try to tell the complete life of this figure, nor does he try to move the viewer to another position, limiting himself to narrating the events of the novel by the writer Tomás Eloy Martínez. And is that Evita is, at the height of former president Perón, a symbol of Peronism, one of the most important political movements in the history of Argentina: the current president, Alberto Fernández, belongs to the same party, as well as his vice president and former president. president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Natalia Oreiro she’s in the role of her career, light comedy actress, model, singer, electrifying like Eva Perón, I don’t think even Madonna at the time. Oreiro not only had to go through a physical change, but she also had to change the tone of her voice for the different moments she acted.
Dario Grandinetti is Perón, an actor who never leaves his comfort zone and this character was easy for him. Ernest Alterio he looks like a villain, he imposes his acting mastery, it’s a luxury to see this man face any challenge on screen.
Eva Perón was a controversial, revered woman, almost on the level of a saint, the series is a remarkable approach to the enigma that never ceased to haunt her.