• Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)

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Release Date: March 29th, 2013

DVD Release Date: September 3rd, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Chile's Violeta Parra (Francisca Gavilán) rises from poverty to become a celebrated and influential musician, poet and activist.

Cast: Francisca Gavilán, Thomas Durand, Christian Quevedo, Patricio Ossa, Luis Machín, Stephania Barbagelata, Roberto Farías, Gabriela Aguilera

Director: Andrés Wood

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

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  • Suffers from an overtly conventional way of depicting the life events of an anything-but-conventional woman, a lazy flaw further highlighted by its brief moments of visual experimentation. show more

  • A rare Chilean film that doesn’t mention either the Allende or Pinochet regimes, Violeta Went to Heaven is a love letter to a lost 20th-century goddess. It’s hard to resist her. show more

  • The biographical bits soon feel like a distraction from the music, performed by Gavilán. It’s heard often, but not often enough. Judging by the movie, Parra’s songs are fiery and haunting, sometimes sensuous, sometimes bleak. When Parra sings, the movie becomes worthwhile. show more

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