Violeta Went to Heaven
Winner of the World Cinema Prize at Sundance 2012. Biopic of Violeta Parra, a Chilean folksinger and pop cultural icon whose songs about social reform likened her to Edith Piaf and Bob Dylan. From the director of Manchuca.
"Traces Parra's (Francisca Gavilán) evolution from impoverished child to international sensation to Chile’s national hero, while capturing the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities and passions. The film interweaves key set pieces from Parra’s life – her humble family roots, her Paris foray as a celebrated visual artist, her travels through Chile to preserve disappearing traditional culture, her tenuous hold on motherhood, and her tumultuous love life." (Sundance Film Festival 2012)