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39 Ratings

Eva Doesn't Sleep

Eva no duerme

Directed by Pablo Agüero
Argentina, France, 2015


The embalmed corpse of Eva Peron is taken to various cities throughout Europe before returning to her home in Argentina, where it is ultimately abducted.

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Eva Doesn't Sleep Directed by Pablo Agüero
Despite its obvious liberal take on history, the film succeeds in presenting brutal, brilliant, likeable villains (played by Gael García Bernal and Denis Lavant), yet it never has the courage to take on the History it ostensibly takes on – flippantly (and all too easily) celebrating the revolutionary passion, yet treating it as a hermetically closed past, as if History weren’t still happening in the present.
March 19, 2016
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Aguero favors a desaturated, at times almost sepia palette and long takes, some apparently broken up in editing, that help to draw out suspense even while little is happening. The movie’s visceral qualities are substantially enhanced by a theatrical viewing.
January 13, 2016
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Just on its own merits, this is a film that really belongs in CWC or even Vanguard more than Wavelengths. But apart from difficulties in the taxonomy department, Agüero’s film is a muddled statement on an inherently compelling topic… If this is intended as critique, it doesn’t work, because Agüero creates no real distance between the misogynist discourse and the film itself. Ultimately, Eva Doesn’t Sleep is necrophilia posing as a history lesson.
September 16, 2015
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