The Book of Eve

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: May 2, 2003
DVD: September 9, 2003

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Cast: Claire Bloom, Daniel Lavoie, Susannah York, Julian Glover, Paul Herzberg, Angèle Coutu


Eva Smallwood, a 65-year-old housewife, lives a life of domestic servitude in the comfortable Montréal district of Westmount. One chilly autumn day, she receives her first pension cheque and walks out on her husband, her home, and her life. On her road towards self discovery, Eva first tackles the difficult task of survival.

But her reclusive lifestyle is soon challenged by the persistence of a neighbor. Johnny, a Romanian immigrant 20 years her junior, hammers his way into Eva's heart with good cooking, stimulating conversation and lots of laughs. Her walls crumble, her senses begin to awaken.

Eva starts on her new journey, proving that "coming of age" is not restricted to teenagers.

Director: Claude Fournier
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Producer(s): Marie-Josée Raymond
Screenplay: Claude Fournier, Terri Hawkes

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