The extraordinary story of the iconic poet, musician and folksinger Violeta Parra, whose songs have become hymns for Chileans and Latin Americans alike. Director Andrés Wood (Machuca) traces the intensity and explosive vitality of her life, from humble origins to international fame, her defense of indigenous cultures and devotion to her art. Chile’s official Oscar entry.
The 8/17 screening will take place in the Film Center; the 8/18 screening will take place in the Walter Reade Theater.
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About the film VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN (VIOLETA SE FUE A LOS CIELOS)
Director: Andrés Wood
Writer: Eliseo Altunaga
Countries: 2011 CHILE/ARGENTINA/BRAZIL/SPAIN
Length: 110 MINUTES