Acclaimed actresses Monique van de Ven (Turkish Delight) and Maria Schneider (Last Tango in Paris) star alongside with Peter Faber (Soldier of Orange) in the groundbreaking film A Woman Like Eve (1979), focused on a married woman’s affair with another woman. Directed by pioneering filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel, the acclaimed A Woman Like Eve was a major hit at LGBT film festivals and was the Dutch entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
Cult Epics presents A Woman as Eve for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in a newly restored High-definition transfer, and with new bonus features including a recent interview with director Nouchka van Brakel.
“A Woman like Eve is the first Dutch film to ever focus on a taboo lesbian love story and this is done decades before A Portrait of a Woman on Fire.” – Sean Baker, filmmaker
“Viewed more than four decades after its release, A Woman like Eve stands as one of seventies’ most groundbreaking and influential films.” – MoonintheGutter
“This is a first-class presentation from Cult Epics, admirably cementing A Woman Like Eve’s historical significance in gay cinema, by presenting it in a flawless HD transfer from the original 35mm print.” – WeAreCult
“I see Nouchka van Brakel’s LGBTQ proud and woman empowering film, “A Woman Like Eve,” as historical treasure dug up by Cult Epics, carefully spit-shine restored, and encapsulated forever on physical media for all to enjoy.” –Itsblogginevil
“Excelling in a more inward, sober role than usual, van Monique van de Ven plays an Amsterdam housewife whose horizons have never been expanded beyond her home and family until she meets commune hippie Maria Schneider on a brief vacation in the South of France.” – Variety
“Dutch filmmaker Nouchka van Brakel’s A WOMAN LIKE EVE is a well-told drama that involves into a potent defense of the rights of lesbian mothers.” – Los Angeles Times