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Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
"Violeta se fue a los cielos" (original title)

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A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

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A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

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Violetta Went to Heaven  »

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$964 (USA) (5 April 2013)

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$21,289 (USA) (3 May 2013)
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Chile's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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Referenced in El Visionario: Francisca Valenzuela (2011) See more »

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Qué pena siente el alma
Written by Violeta Parra
Performed by Francisca Gavilán
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A knot on the stomach and sadness for the artist and the woman she was!
4 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

That's the way for me to describe what I felt while watching this movie, an artist I admired since I was a kid. even though all I knew was,her talent and that she had a tormented soul, and most of all, of one epic song.

This movie is intense if you have an idea of who Violeta Parra was, someone who created, and left a legacy for many other great artists with many of her songs, particularly with "Gracias a la vida" "Thanks to life" a song that has been interpreted by Joan Baez, Mercedes Sosa, Elis Regina, Alberto Cortez, Placido Domingo, even Michael Bubble, among many, many, others. On different languages, on different cultures an ode to life, and ironically her creator choose a dark way to go.

This film is a gripping narration and highlights of the life of Violeta Parra as composer, singer, painter, daughter, mother and lover. And regardless that at moments the music and interpretation gets a poignant feeling,its a must watch if you are one of those, like me, who pretends to "know it all" but above all, to certainly broad your horizons and open your mind, and appreciate what sometimes is so unappreciated.


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