26.9. - 5.10.2019

Violeta Went to Heaven Chile, Argentina, Brazil 2011 | 110 min | OV | Colour and B&W | FF 2012

rated for 0 + years
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.

Orig. Title: Violeta se fue a los cielos
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish, French
Section: Vitrina
Director: Andrés Wood
Screenplay: Eliseo Altunaga, Rodrigo Bazaes, Guillermo Calderón, Andrés Wood based on the novel by Angel Parra
Cast: Francisca Gavilán, Thomas Durand, Patricio Ossa, Jorge López, Stephania Barbagelata
Producer: Patricio Pereira
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Violeta Parra
Camera: Miguel Ioan Littin
Set Designer: Rodrigo Bazaes
Cutter: Andrea Chignoli
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Arsenal Filmverleih GmbH
World Sales: Wood Producciones
Production: Wood Producciones; Maiz Producciones; Bossa Nova Films


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