Eve (2008 film)

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Directed byNatalie Portman
Produced byAnnette Savitch
Written byNatalie Portman
StarringLauren Bacall
Ben Gazzara
Olivia Thirlby
Music bySufjan Stevens
CinematographyAdam Kimmel
Edited byTricia Cooke
Handsomecharlie Films
Distributed byRelativity Media
Release date
September 1, 2008
(Venice Film Festival)
October 17, 2008
(Hamptons Film Festival)
Running time
21 minutes
CountryUnited States

Eve is a 2008 American short film written and directed by Natalie Portman, starring Lauren Bacall, Ben Gazzara and Olivia Thirlby. The film, Portman's directorial debut, was produced by her production company Handsomecharlie Films and distributed by Relativity Media.


Kate (Olivia Thirlby) is a young woman visiting her grandmother (Lauren Bacall) to talk about her mother "Eve" but instead she surprisingly ends up as both chauffeur and chaperone on her grandmother's romantic dinner date with a widower named Joe (Ben Gazzara).[1]



Eve was shot on location at the Firebird Restaurant in New York City.


Eve premiered at the 65th Venice International Film Festival on September 1, 2008 in Venice, Italy.[2] The film opened the festival's short film section, called "corto-cortissimo" (English: "short and shortest"), and was screened alongside 23 other films from around the world.[3]

On October 17, 2008, Eve received its North American premiere when it was screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton, New York.


  1. ^ Lankford, Loren (September 2, 2008). "Sufjan Stevens lends music to Natalie Portman's short film". Paste. Retrieved on September 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Lyman, Eric J. (September 1, 2008). "Venice festival all about 'Eve' on Monday". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on September 6, 2008. Retrieved September 3, 2008.
  3. ^ "Natalie Portman's Directorial Debut". CBS News. September 2, 2008. Retrieved May 2, 2016.

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