Violeta se fue a los cielos • FILMFEST HAMBURG

Violeta Went to Heaven

OT: Violeta se fue a los cielos

Andrés Wood // Chile, Argentina, Brazil, 2011
Fiction Feature // FF2012
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The song “Gracias a la vida” made Violeta Parra immortal. It was covered by Mercedes Sosa and Joan Baez and is seen as an important example of the Nueva Canción Chilena movement, which combined Chilean folk music with social criticism in the 1950s. Parra went from village to village, writing down the songs of the working people and composing her own. She became a painter, sculptor and potter, with exhibitions in the Louvre in Paris. The film is a biopic of the Chilean heroine of folk poetry that picks out key scenes from her life.


ANDRÉS WOOD (*1965) studied economics in Chile and film production in New York. His films are box-office hits in Chile and highly praised at international film festivals. His film Machuca was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG 2004.



Violeta se fue a los cielos

Fiction Feature

Spanish, French


Chile, Argentina, Brazil


110 min


Andrés Wood

Eliseo Altunaga, Rodrigo Bazaes, Guillermo Calderón, Andrés Wood based on the novel by Angel Parra

Francisca Gavilán, Thomas Durand, Patricio Ossa, Jorge López, Stephania Barbagelata

Patricio Pereira

Miguel Ioan Littin

Andrea Chignoli

Violeta Parra

Rodrigo Bazaes

Arsenal Filmverleih GmbH

Wood Producciones

Wood Producciones; Maiz Producciones; Bossa Nova Films

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