VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN [Violeta se fue a los cielos]
2011 Oscar Submission for Best Foreign Language Film, Chile
The latest film from Chile's Andrés Wood (MACHUCA) is this biopic of influential, inspiring folksinger and political activist Violeta Parra. Featuring an electrifying, charismatic performance by Francisca Gavilán as Parra, stirring musical performances and lyrical, time-shifting storytelling, this is a great work of art about a great artist. Wood wisely goes in for a no-holds-barred account of Parra's legendary, complicated life, which can only enhance this larger-than-life figure's legacy in its retelling. World Cinema Jury Prize, 2012 Sundance Film Festival; Chile's Official Submission to the 2011 Oscars.
DIR Andrés Wood; SCR Eliseo Altunaga. Chile/Argentina/Brazil/Spain, 2011, color and b/w, 110 min. In Spanish and French with English subtitles. NOT RATED S L
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