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Violeta se fue a los cielos (2011)

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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.

Director:

Andrés Wood

Writers:

Eliseo Altunaga (screenplay), Rodrigo Bazaes (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
11 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Francisco Acuña Francisco Acuña ... Nicanor Joven
Juan Alfaro Juan Alfaro ... Guitarrista
Orlando Alfaro ... Mozo
Almendra Andrade Almendra Andrade ... Hilda Pequeña
Daniel Antivilo Daniel Antivilo ... Sr. Meyer
Mario Aravena Mario Aravena ... Acomodador 2
Lautaro Araya Lautaro Araya ... Nicanor Niño
Gabriela Aguilera Gabriela Aguilera ... Hilda
Stephania Barbagelata Stephania Barbagelata ... Carmen Luisa
Gregorio Burgos Gregorio Burgos ... Hombre Cumpleaños 1
Eduardo Burlé Eduardo Burlé ... Anfitrión
María Victoria Carvajal María Victoria Carvajal ... Doble de Manos Arpillera (as Mª Victoria Carvajal)
Francisco Cataldi Francisco Cataldi ... Segundo Cámara
Pablo Costabal Pablo Costabal ... Director Radio
Lucas Cuadra Lucas Cuadra ... Niño Circo
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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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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Chile | Argentina | Brazil

Language:

Spanish | French | Polish

Release Date:

11 August 2011 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Violetta Went to Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Argentina See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$964, 5 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,289, 5 May 2013
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Trivia

Chile's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Rin del angelito
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 alshwenbear1See 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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