A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her music, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

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Synopsis: VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN tells the story of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, tracing her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation and Chile’s national hero, while capturing the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities, and passions.

From the marquee that she built in Santiago, Chile, Violeta Parra is visited by people who shaped her life. We gradually find out her secrets, fears, frustrations and joys, not only through performances of her multiple works but also through her memories, her loves, and her hopes. Her achievements are suspended in a passionate journey with the characters who made her dream, laugh and cry.

“Write as you like, use the rhythms that come out, try different instruments, sit at the piano, destroy the metric, shout instead of singing, blow your guitar and ring the horn. Hate mathematics, and love eddies. Creation is a bird without a flight plan, that will never fly in a straight line” – Violeta Parra

Genre

Biography | Drama

Rated

NR

Language

Spanish

Starring

Francisca Gavilán...Violeta Parra
Cristian Quevedo...Nicanor Parra
Thomas Durand...Gilbert Favre
Gabriela Aguilera...Hilda Parra
Juan Quezada...Don Guillermo
Marcial Tagle...Alcalde Fernando Castillo
Roberto Farías...Luis Arce

Directed by

Andres Wood

Written by

Eliseo Altunaga
Rodrigo Bazaes
Guillermo Caleron
Andres Wood

Produced by

Paula Cosenza
Alejandra Garcia
Denise Gomes
Patricio Pereira
Pablo Rovito
Fernando Sokolowicz

Awards

AWARDS

Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival, 2012
Altazor Award, Best Actress – Chileans Altazor Awards, 2012
Best Film – National Cinema Festival, 2012
Best Editing – National Cinema Festival, 2012
Mayahuel Award, Best Actress – Guadalajara Mexican Film Fest, 2012
FIPRESCI Prize, Best Film – Guadalajara Mexican Film Fest, 2012
Grand Coral, Best Film – Havana Film Festival, 2012
Special Mention, Best Actress – Lima Latin American Film Festival, 2012
Special Mention, Knight Ibero-American Comp, Miami Film Fest, 2012


NOMINATIONS

Silver Condor, Best Foreign Film – Argentinian Film Critics Assoc. 2012
Silver Ariel, Best Latin-American Film – Ariel Awards, Mexico, 2012
Best Iberoamerican Film – Goya Awards, 2012
Best Feature – Oslo Films from the South Fest, 2012
Best Music – Cinema Brazil Grand Prize, 2013


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Jerusalem Film Festival, 2012
Biarritz International Fest of Latin American Cinema, 2012
Hamburg Film Festival, 2012
Stockholm International Film Festival, 2012
Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2012
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, 2012
Starz Denver Film Festival, 2012
Santa Fe International Film Festival, 2012

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