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The Book of Eve

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Synopsis

When most people retire, they retreat to that idyllic cottage in the country and life starts to take a slower pace - but not for Eva.

Her 65th birthday arrives along with her first pension cheque, which proves to be a major wake up call.

Dumping Burt her grumpy and ungrateful husband of forty years, she flees the safe cocoon and wealth of suburbia and heads for the uncertainty of the big city, figuring the only things in life you regret are the things you don't do.

Life's not easy at first for Eva, but it's a damn sight more exciting when Johnny a passionate Romanian immigrant 20 years her junior re-lights her fire with good cooking, stimulating conversations, and lots of laughs. Her walls crumble, and her senses begin to awaken.

A heart-warming voyage of discovery, The Book of Eve explores how modern women at 65 can be sensual, attractive, funny and intelligent and that coming of age isn't restricted to teenagers!

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
99 mins 54 secs
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Claude Fournier
Producer
Andre Link, David Pupkewitz
Editor
Jean-Pierre Cereghetti
Screenwriter
Terri Hawkes, Claude Fournier
Director of Photography
Ivan Strasburg
Sound
Mike Prestwood-Smith
Music
Carl David
Principal Cast
Claire Bloom, Daniel Lavoie, Susannah York, Julian Glover

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Production Company

The Rotunda Studios
c/o 116-118 Finchley Road,
London NW3 5HT
UK

T+44 (0)20 7435 9004
F +44 (0)20 7431 3562

focus@pupix.demon.co.uk

Sales
Company

Lions Gate Films International 4553 Glencoe Avenue
Suite 200
Marina del Rey
CA90292 USA

T +1 310 314 2000
F +1 310 452 2670

http://www.lionsgatefilms.com