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A knot on the stomach and sadness for the artist and the woman she was!
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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